At 75th anniversary of UN General Assembly, PM Modi to address high-level meeting

The annual session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly will begin in New York on September 21 commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the high-level meeting to mark 75th anniversary of United Nations (UN) and General Debate next week.

The major highlight of the event this year would be participation of Prime Minister in two debates in the high-level segmens.

The annual session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly will begin in New York on September 21 commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

To mark the historic occasion, the 193 UN member states will adopt a forward-looking political declaration, negotiated through an intergovernmental process, on the theme of ‘The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism.’

Prime Minister Modi will address this special event through a pre-recorded video statement. The General Debate will commence on September 22 and will continue till September 29.

“Prime Minister’s address to the UN and the vision he outlines will be truly significant, especially on the eve of our entering the UN Security Council, India’s permanent representative to UN TS Tirumurti told a news agency”.

PM Modi will also deliver the national statement on September 26 via a pre-recorded video statement. The vision Prime Minister Modi outlines at these two high-level meetings will be closely watched as it comes ahead of India taking a seat at the powerful UN Security Council as an elected non-permanent member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

Last year, Prime Minister Modi travelled to New York to attend the high-level annual General Assembly session after addressing a mega diaspora event ‘Howdy, Modi!’ held on September 22.

This year, for the first time in the UN’s 75-year history, Heads of State and Government will not be arriving in New York for the General Assembly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have submitted pre-recorded video statements that will be played in the iconic General Assembly hall.

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