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Narendra Modi UN Address Highlights: As World's Largest Vaccine Producer, India will Help Nations Get Out of Covid-19 Crisis, Says PM; Calls for Reforms in UN | September 26, 2020, 19:04 IST
Narendra Modi UN Address LIVE Updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for "reforms" and "changes in reactions" of the United Nations as he questioned what has the international body done for the world as it has been struggling to fight Covid-19.

The PM is delivering a virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly on Saturday. Modi's pre-recorded video statement is being broadcast at the UN General Assembly hall in New York (6:30 pm IST). Sources said that in his 21-minute speech, Modi will pitch for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of terror entities and individuals by the UN sanction committees.
Sep 26, 2020 19:04 (IST)

In its journey towards progress, India wants to learn from the world as well as share its own experiences with the world. I am confident that on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the United Nations and its member countries will endeavour with a strong commitment to maintain the relevance of this great institution: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 19:00 (IST)

In India, the rights of transgenders are also being secured through necessary legal reforms: PM Modi addressing United Nations General Assembly.

Sep 26, 2020 18:54 (IST)

There are large-scale efforts in India to promote women entrepreneurship. Today, women of India are taking the most benefit of the world's largest micro financing schemes. India is one of the countries where women are being given 26 weeks of paid maternity leave: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:53 (IST)

Following the circumstances created after pandemic, we are moving forward with the vision of "self-reliant India".  There will also be a force multiplier for global economy, a self-reliant India campaign. In India, it is being ensured that the benefits of all schemes, without any discrimination, reach every citizen: PM

Sep 26, 2020 18:51 (IST)

India is running a campaign to deliver drinking water from pipes to 150 million homes in its villages. A few days ago, India has started a very big plan to connect its 6 lakh villages with broadband optical fiber: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:51 (IST)

India is among the leading countries in the world in terms of digital transactions. India is ensuring empowerment and transparency by giving digital access to its millions of citizens: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:51 (IST)

It was not easy to connect more than 400 million people in the banking system in just 4-5 years, but India has done this. It was not easy to get 600 million people free from open defecation in just 4-5 years, and India has done this as well: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:50 (IST)

Over the past few years, with the mantra of Reform-Perform-Transform, India has brought about major changes in the lives of crores of Indians. These experiences are as useful for many countries of the world as for us: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:49 (IST)

The cultural heritage of India, its sacraments, thousands of years of experience will always give strength to developing countries: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:49 (IST)

Voice of India is raised against the enemy of humanity, human race and human values - terrorism, illegal arms smuggling, drugs, money laundering : PM

Sep 26, 2020 18:48 (IST)

Starting from January next year, India will also fulfil its responsibility as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. India will always speak in support of peace, security and prosperity: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:47 (IST)

We will use the prestige and experience of being the largest democracy in the world for world interest. Our path is from Janakalyan to Jagakalyan. India's voice will always rise for peace, security, and prosperity: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:46 (IST)

In this difficult time of Pandemic, India's pharmaceutical industry has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:46 (IST)

As the world's largest vaccine producing country, I want to give another assurance to the global community. India's vaccine production and vaccine delivery capability will work to take the whole humanity out of this crisis: PM  Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:45 (IST)

The country that has lived for years leading the global economy and years of slavery. In a country where changes are effected on a large part of the world, how long will that country have to wait ?: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:44 (IST)

Extending Friendship to 1 Nation Not against Another: PM | When India extends the hand of friendship to someone, it is not against any third country. When India strengthens the development partnership, there is no thought of forcing a partner country behind it. We never lag behind sharing experiences from our development journey: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:44 (IST)

India has always thought about interests of the whole humankind, not just its own. This philosophy has been driving force. From Neighbourhood First to Act East policies, our views towards the Indo-Pacific, we have always thought of interests of all humankind: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:42 (IST)

India sent its brave soldiers to about 15 countries to keep peace. India has lost the maximum number of its soldiers in keeping peace, Every Indian, aspires for India's expanded role in the UN, seeing India's contributions towards it: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:41 (IST)

Ideals of India, UN Shared: PM | When we were strong, we were never a threat to the world, when we were weak, we never became a burden. Ideals on which the the UN was founded and India's very own fundamental philosophy have much in common. Within the halls of the UN, one has often heard the words, the world is one family. We treat the whole world as a family: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:39 (IST)

Today, people of India are concerned whether this reform-process will ever reach its logical conclusion. For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations?: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:38 (IST)

PM Calls fro Reforms in the UN | Reform in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character of the UN  is the need of the hour. It is a fact that the faith & respect that the UN enjoys among the 1.3 billion people in India is unparalleled: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:38 (IST)

Over the last 8 to 9 months, the whole world has been battling the pandemic of the Coronavirus. Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:37 (IST)

If we evaluate the achievements of the United Nations in the last 75 years, many achievements are seen.  There are also many examples, which raise the need for serious introspection in front of the United Nations: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:37 (IST)

We have successfully avoided a third World War, but we can't deny there have been several other wars. Terrorist attacks have shaken the world. In these attacks, people like you and me have died. Thousands of children who could have enriched this world have died: PM Modi.

Sep 26, 2020 18:34 (IST)

If we were to make an objective assessment of the performance of UN over the last 75 years, we see several stellar achievements. But at the same time, there are also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations: PM Modi

Sep 26, 2020 18:33 (IST)

PM Begins UNGA Address | India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. On this historic occasion, I have come to this global platform to share the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India: PM Modi addresses United Nations General Assembly

Sep 26, 2020 18:29 (IST)

‘History will be a Severe Judge': Australia PM | Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday insisted that any nation that develops a Covid-19 vaccine share it universally, warning that history will be a "severe judge" if not. Morrison made the strongly worded appeal at the United Nations as the United States, a historic ally of Australia, resists global efforts to collaborate on a vaccine.

Sep 26, 2020 18:28 (IST)

Use Covid Crisis to Come out Better: Pope to UN | Pope Francis laid out his appeal for greater involvement and influence of the United Nations in protecting the poor, migrants and the environment in a videotaped speech Friday to the UN General Assembly, held mostly virtually this year because of the pandemic. He  said the world has a choice to make as it emerges from the Covif-19 crisis and addresses the grave economic impact it has had on the planets most vulnerable: greater solidarity, dialogue and multilateralism, or self-retreat into greater nationalism, individualism and elitism.

Sep 26, 2020 18:10 (IST)

China, Russia and US Lock Horns on 'Pandemic Origin' | China, the United States and Russia butted heads at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the few real-time exchanges among top officials at this year’s Covid-distanced UN General Assembly meeting.

Sep 26, 2020 18:03 (IST)

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the fresh publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by a French satirical weekly, urging UN efforts against what he called rising Islamophobia. Addressing the UN General Assembly in a prerecorded message, Khan said that rising global nationalism has "accentuated Islamophobia" and said that Muslims "continue to be targeted with impunity in many countries." "Incidents in Europe including republication of blasphemous sketches by Charlie Hebdo are recent examples," Khan said.

Narendra Modi UN Address Highlights: As World's Largest Vaccine Producer, India will Help Nations Get Out of Covid-19 Crisis, Says PM; Calls for Reforms in UN
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, on September 27, 2019. (REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid)

The UN General Assembly this year is largely being held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Majority of world leaders are delivering pre-recorded speeches at the summit in New York. Some of the priority issues for India at the ongoing 75th session of UN General Assembly will be to push for strengthening global action against terrorism.

Sources said that in his 21-minute speech, Modi will pitch for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of terror entities and individuals by the UN sanction committees. Being one of the largest troops contributing nations to the UN, India will also seek to engage intensively in finalising of mandates for the UN peacekeeping mission.

Sources said continuing with active engagement on issues relating to sustainable development and climate change will be another priority for India. India will also highlight its role as a "pharmacy to the world" while elaborating on its contribution to global cooperation against Covid-19 by aiding more than 150 countries, sources said.

India's role as a South-South development partner, especially in the context of the India-UN development partnership fund will also be explained at the summit.

Modi’s recorded speech at the UN follows India’s strong rebuttal to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s speech at the forum on Friday. Khan had spoken about India's internal affairs, including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, during his pre-recorded video statement. First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Mijito Vinito, walked out when Khan started his "diatribe" about India.

Later, Vinito delivered a scathing response to Khan’s "incessant rant" and "venom", saying the "only crowning glory" that Pakistan has to show to the world for the last seven decades is terrorism, ethnic cleansing, majoritarian fundamentalism and clandestine nuclear trade.

"This august forum witnessed a new low on its 75th anniversary. The leader of Pakistan today called for those who incite hate and violence to be outlawed. But as he went on, we were left wondering, was he referring to himself?" Vinito said, making India's Right of Reply.