Modi to ship keynote speech at High-Level Segment of UN council

United Nations, July 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will just about handle the UN on Friday on the High-Level Segment of the ECOSOC, his first since India was overwhelmingly elected as a non-permanent member of the highly effective Security Council final month.

Modi will ship the keynote handle on the Valedictory of the High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on July 17. 

India final month was overwhelmingly elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year time period.

During the handle, Modi will probably be joined by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may also handle the section.

The theme of this yr’s High-Level Segment is ‘Multilateralism after COVID-19: What type of UN do we want on the 75th anniversary’. Held on an annual foundation, the High-level Segment represents the end result of the ECOSOC’s annual cycle of labor and convenes a various group of high-level representatives from authorities, the personal sector, civil society and academia.

“Against the backdrop of a changing international environment and the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, the session will focus on critical forces shaping the course of multilateralism and explore ways to bolster the multilateral agenda through strong multilateral leadership, effective international institutions, a broadening of participation and an enhanced focus on global public goods,” the Permanent Mission of India to the UN stated in an announcement.

The occasion, being held on the eve of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN, assumes particular significance as will probably be the primary alternative for Modi to handle the broader UN membership since India overwhelmingly gained the Security Council election on June 17.

This yr’s theme additionally resonates with India’s precedence for its Security Council tenure wherein New Delhi has known as for reformed multilateralism in a post-COVID-19 world.

Modi had earlier delivered the keynote handle just about on the 70th anniversary of the ECOSOC in January 2016. India has had an extended custom of shut affiliation with the ECOSOC. The inaugural Presidency of the ECOSOC in 1946 was held by Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar of India.

The UN Charter established the ECOSOC in 1945 as one of many six predominant organs of the United Nations and is remitted to supply course to, and undertake the coordination of, the financial, social, and cultural actions of the United Nations, with duty for advancing worldwide financial and social cooperation and improvement. PTI

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