20 October 2022
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL VISITS INDIA
UN Secretry-General Antonio Guterres visits India and he paid tribute to the victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks that took place at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.
He later delivered a keynote lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India’s business capital hailing the partnership between the country and the United Nation on the occasion of the celebration of India’s 75th anniversary.
“India’s upcoming presidency of the G20 – the group of major industrialized nations – will be an important opportunity to bring the values and vision of the developing world to the top table of the global economy, and highlight the Global South overall.” UN Chief remarked on India’s support in mobilising G20 countries around debt relief, reports UN News on 19 October 2022.
“India has an unprecedented opportunity to speak up for the Global South and to lead by example, as a model of resilience and an advocate for sustainable development & climate justice,” he also tweeted.
“The Secretary-General noted that India is the biggest provider of military and police personnel to UN missions, including the first all-women UN police contingent to be posted to a UN peacekeeping mission.
He said that more than 200,000 Indian men and women had served in 49 peacekeeping missions, since they began in 1948,” he stressed India’s peace keeping efforts and also urged India to become a global superpower in renewables technology and a manufacturing hub to fuel this revolution around the world.
Today the UN Chief plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he will also visit a model project site which has recently been declared India’s first solar-powered village, reports UN News.