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Narendra Modi to address UNGA today, focus on global climate change, terrorism

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in new york on Saturday during which he’s likely to specialize in “pressing global challenges” including the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, global climate change, and other important issues.

The theme for this year’s General Debate is ‘Building Resilience through hope to get over COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the earth, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations .’
“Landed in new york City. are going to be addressing the UNGA at 6:30 PM (IST) on the 25th,” PM Modi tweeted soon after he landed in new york.

The high-level segment of the 76th UNGA began in new york on Tuesday. The UNGA meeting this year is during a hybrid format but an outsized number of leaders have arrived in new york.

Prime Minister Modi will speak on various important issues including cross-border terrorism, regional situation, and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had said earlier.
Regarding India’s permanent membership at the UNSC, Shringla said PM Modi will lay emphasis upon the UNSC reforms during his address.

“India’s Amrit Mahotsav and therefore the 75th-anniversary of the UN are coinciding. And on this occasion, Prime Minister Modi during his address will definitely speak on UN reforms, about why it’s needed and the way it will be achieved,” he said.

Modi had arrived in Washington on Wednesday for a three-day visit to the country on Wednesday, his first beyond neighborhood since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris here. He also met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga. PM Modi also participated in the first in-person Quad Summit in Washington after COVID-19.

He also held meetings with five global CEOs for potential investment in India on Thursday.

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