Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon deliver a virtual keynote speech in the high-level section of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will speak in a valid session with Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The annual high-level segment calls for a diverse group of government, private sector, civil society and a top representative of academics.
The theme of this year’s high-level segment is “Multilateralism after COVID-19: What kind of UN do we need on the 75th anniversary”.
This will be the first opportunity for PM Modi to address UN membership since India’s massive election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on 17 June for a 2021-22 term.
Set against the changing international environment and the COVID-19 epidemic, the session will focus on key strengths that will shape the curriculum of multilateralism and strengthen the global agenda through strong leadership, effective international institutions, a broad and global importance of participation. Will find ways of Public items, the statement highlights.
The theme of the high-level section of the ECOSOC on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations also resonates with the priority of the Security Council of India, in which it has called for “reformed multilateralism” in the COVID-19 world.
It recounts India’s role as the inaugural president of ECOSOC (Sir Ramaswamy Mudaliar in 1946).
The statement said that PM Modi had earlier delivered the keynote address in January 2016 on the 70th anniversary of ECOSOC