The United Nations General Assembly will begin its 75th session on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Hereby, all the member countries will present their addresses via online broadcasting. This time, there won’t be a personal gathering in the headquarters at New York, New York, USA. The reason is the COVID-19 and all the restrictions that come with it. Speaking of India and its rising tensions with the neighboring countries like China and Pakistan, we can expect the Prime Minister to specify his address towards both economies. The address usually is a speech where the spokesperson speaks on behalf of the representing country. Furthermore, this address mentions what the nation wants the UNGA to focus on. Thus, PM Modi will also bring forth issues regarding the tumultuous behavior of the two nations.
PM Modi to set priorities straight at The United Nations General Assembly
As per the reports, PM Modi will bring forth the matter of rising tensions with the neighboring countries. He will ask for an “effective response to international terrorism” and “inclusive solutions for international peace and security.” Where the first topic is intended towards Pakistan, the latter topic needs quick attention for China’s unilateral decisions in the border areas. PM Modi will speak at 6:30 PM IST (9 AM EST) and he will spell out the national priorities. Besides, his speech will also include NORMS (New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System) and technology for all among those listed priorities.
It is evident that in this year’s session, Modi will ensure that his matters are straightforward. Furthermore, India will start its position as a non-permanent member at the United Nations Security Council from 2021 onwards for two years. Hence, this is why at The United Nations General Assembly this year, he will put forward India’s 5-S approach.
- Samman (Respect)
- Samvad (Dialogue)
- Sahyog (Cooperation)
- Shanti (Peace)
- Samriddhi (Prosperity)
Consequently, these approaches will highlight the nation’s current grievances and how it wants the United Nations General Assembly to act upon.
The 75th UNGA session
The 75th UNGA session’s motto is “The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism- confronting COVID-19 through effective action.”
The virtual mode of the assembly will further uphold the social distancing norm that is prevalent in the current pandemic. Also, the statements will broadcast at the designated times at the UNGA Hall and they are pre-recorded video statements. India, this year, wants the peacekeeping concern heard and that becomes the top priority. Besides, other priorities are health, sustainability, transparency in sanction communities, terror dealing, and women empowerment.