PM Modi to address UNGA in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2021.

Highlights

  • PM Modi is the first world leader who is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly.
  • The UN General Assembly session is expected tp commence from 6.30 pm IST.
  • PM Modi reached New York after holding his first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden on September 24.
  • He also attended his first in-person Quad summit, hosted by Joe Biden.

Theme of UNGA Debate

Theme for General Debate for year 2021 is “Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations”.

Who will address the session?

According to second provisional list of speakers of General Assembly, 109 heads of state and government are going to address the General Debate in person while 60 will deliver speeches by pre-recorded video statements.

PM Modi’s address

PM Modi had addressed the UN General Assembly session in the year 2019. In the year 2021, world leaders had submitted pre-recorded video statements for the session due to the coronavirus pandemic.

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

UNGA is one among the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN). It serves as the main policymaking and representative organ of the UN. It is also responsible for the UN budget, appointment of non-permanent members to the Security Council, appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations etc. it is the only UN organ where all the member states have equal representation.

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