PM: UN faces confidence disaster, should repair outdated buildings

United Nations, September 22

In an under-four minute video message, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed United Nations the mirror and urged it to take an extended, laborious take a look at its “crisis of confidence” whereas ratcheting up the decision for a brand new template of multilateralism that “reflects today’s realities” on Day One of the United Nations high-level week being live-streamed to the world from the UN headquarters in New York City.

Modi’s remarks got here at a “high-level meeting” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly.

Don’t need conflict of any variety: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping advised the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Beijing has “no intention to fight either a cold war or a hot one with any country,” as tensions develop between China and the US. “We will continue to narrow differences and resolve disputes with others through dialogue and negotiation. We will not seek to develop only ourselves or engage in zero sum game,” Xi mentioned in a video assertion to the digital gathering of world leaders. Reuters

“We cannot fight today’s challenges with outdated structures without comprehensive reforms. The UN faces a crisis of confidence,” Modi mentioned in a pre-recorded message.

“For today’s interconnected world, we need a reformed multilateralism that reflects today’s realities, gives voice to all stakeholders, addresses contemporary challenges and focuses on human welfare,” Modi mentioned.

On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly dedicated itself to place “new life” into the stalled reform of the Security Council.

Modi got here in at quantity 104 in a line of greater than 180 different nation leaders who’re turning up in set-piece frames to ship greater than 700 minutes of content material.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump used the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to assault China’s dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it should be held accountable for having “unleashed this plague onto the world”. By distinction, China’s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone in his pre-recorded digital tackle to the General Assembly, calling for enhanced cooperation over the pandemic. — Agencies

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