Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly on Saturday. Starting with his wishes to the International Organisation for stepping into 75 years of its formation, the PM said that India is proud to be one of the founding members of the same.
The PM hailed India’s efforts towards creating an Atmanirbhar Bharat and highlighted how it will benifit the entire region in the years to come. Narendra Modi also assured the world that India, soon, will serve the humanity through it’s potential to produce Covid vaccines at mass levels.
The PM’s speech, however, was also critical to the present state of the United Nations. Narendra Modi called for structural reforms in the International Organisation with higher decision making powers to India. As India emerges as a global leader, it’s high time for the country to have an expanded role in the global organisation, said PM Modi.
The Prime Minister also questioned the role of the global community in handling covid-19 pandemic. “Over the last 8 to 9 months, the whole world has been battling the pandemic of the Coronavirus. Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?” Modi asked during his speech at UNGA.
It’s time for an introspection of the United Nation’s works, says the PM. While the global organisation has been successful in achieving several objectives, there are various instances where we see a clear need for introspection of its works, pointed the PM.
India’s actions have always been driven by human welfare. Be it the country’s neighborhood policies, or be it its readiness to help the global community, India has always worked for the good of the entire humanity. Even with such performance at global level, for how long will India be kept away from decision making bodies at UN, asks the prime minister at UNGA. It is the need of the time to change the process of the UN.