01 OCTOBER 2021 /
76th UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING /
Addressing 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he represents a country that is known as the ‘mother of democracy’.
“We have a great tradition of democracy that goes back thousands of years.”
“The strength of the democracy is demonstrated by the fact that a little boy who at one time used to help his father at his tea stall is today addressing the UNGA for the fourth time,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Stressing the need to improve the economy and ecology he cautioned that ‘it would be vital for the Organisation to meet challenges related to climate crisis, Covid-19, proxy wars and terrorism.’
Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of the people and revitalize the United Nations under the theme was discussed in the UN General Assembly Meetings.
Speaking in the UN General Assembly, many leaders underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment to tackle the pandemic and climate change.
In the meeting small island developing states like Fiji, Saint Vincent, Hati shared that “many nations are facing existential threat if rich countries fail to make good on their promises to turn the tide on global warming.”
Prime Minister of Fiji, Josala Voreqe Bainimarama said:
“The voices of Small Island developing States must be heard if the world is to build back greener, bluer and better.”
The UN High-Level session closed on 27 September 2021 with commitments to “derive hope with a sense of responsibility and determination to deliver results on ground”.
“Yet, our true measure of success remains our willingness and ability to engage in dialogue and to put our faith in the multilateral system”, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid addressed the closing of the debate of the 76th session.
The UN General Assembly is the policy making body and meets in regular sessions from September to December each year.