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PM MODI TO ADDRESS UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

PM MODI TO ADDRESS UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Context

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly.

Details

  • 75th United Nations General Assembly theme is - The Future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism - confronting the COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.
  • The United Nations General Assembly is  conducted mostly virtually as it is being held during COVID-19 pandemic.

About Prime Minister Address

  • India will promote the strengthening of global action on counter-terrorism.
  • India will push for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of entities and individuals in sanction committees.
  • India will seek to engage intensively in finalizing mandates for UN peacekeeping mission.
  • India wil brief about its active engagement on issues relating to sustainable development and climate change.
  • India will also be a non-permanent member of the UNSC for two years, from January 1st 2021.
  • The country's priorities include - inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security, effective response to international terrorism, technology for all and streamlining of peacekeeping.

About United Nations General Assembly

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, serving as the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.
  • Its powers, composition, functions, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter
  • Key facts
    • President: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
    • Headquarters: New York, United States
    • Founder: United Nations
    • Founded: 1945, New York, , United States

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