Full Text Of PM Modi's Address At The United Nations Event

India has been elected to the United Nations Safety Council at this crucial time, PM stated (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the Excessive-Degree Phase of the UN Financial and Social Council session of the United Nations, the place he demanded reforms in multilateralism. Right here is the complete textual content of PM Modi’s speech.

Women and Gents,
This yr we rejoice the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. It’s an event to recognise the UN’s many contributions to human progress. It is usually a chance to evaluate the UN’s function and relevance in in the present day’s World, and to form a greater future for it.
India was among the many 50 founding members of the United Nations instantly after the Second World Conflict. Lots has modified since then. At this time the UN brings collectively 193 member international locations. Together with its membership, the expectations from the organisation have additionally grown. On the identical time, multilateralism is dealing with many challenges in the present day.     

From the very starting, India has actively supported the UN’s growth work and the ECOSOC. The primary president of ECOSOC was an Indian. India additionally helped shape the ECOSOC agenda, together with the Sustainable Growth Targets. At this time, by means of our home efforts, we’re once more taking part in a salient function in attaining Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Growth Targets. We’re additionally supporting different creating international locations in assembly their Sustainable Growth Targets.

India is residence to one-sixth of humanity. We’re conscious of our weight and accountability. We all know that if India succeeds in attaining its growth goals, it should go a good distance in achievement of worldwide objectives. And so, we’ve taken “whole-of-society” strategy – by partaking our States, our native governments, our civil society, communities and our folks.

Our motto is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas‘ – which means ‘Collectively, for everybody’s progress, with everybody’s belief’. This resonates with the core SDG precept of leaving nobody behind. Be it entry to diet, well being   schooling, electrical energy or housing – we’re making nice progress by means of our inclusive programmes.     

Final yr, we celebrated the 150th beginning anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, by attaining full sanitation protection in our 600 thousand villages.

In 5 years, we constructed over 110 million family bogs, which improved our rural sanitation cowl from 38 % to 100 %. Our huge consciousness era programmes are empowering our ladies. We’ve achieved gender parity in elementary and secondary schooling.  Almost 70 million ladies in rural India are a part of self-help teams underneath our Livelihood Mission. They’re remodeling lives and livelihoods on an enormous scale. Over one million ladies are elected representatives of our native governments, main the method of participatory growth. Within the final six years, we opened 400 million financial institution accounts for the un-banked, out of which 220 million are owned by ladies. We’ve leveraged the ability of know-how for monetary inclusion. That is primarily based on the trinity of a singular id quantity, a checking account, and a cell connection for everybody. It has allowed us to make Direct Profit Transfers of 150 billion {dollars} to over 700 million individuals. Our meals safety programmes attain 813 million residents.

Our ‘Housing for All’ programme will make sure that each Indian could have a secure and safe roof over her head by 2022, when India completes 75 years as an impartial nation. By then, 40 million new properties would have been made underneath this programme – greater than the whole variety of households in lots of international locations. At this time, our ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme is the world’s largest well being safety programme, overlaying 500 million people. Within the combat in opposition to COVID-19, our grass-roots well being system helps India guarantee the most effective restoration charges on the planet. We’re additionally on observe to take away TB by 2025. Different creating international locations can be taught from the size and success of India’s growth programmes. And from the applied sciences and improvements we’ve deployed. It’s this realisation that under-pins India’s personal growth partnership with the worldwide South.  

Whereas marching ahead on the trail to growth, we’re not forgetting our accountability in the direction of our planet. Over the previous few years, we’ve lowered 38 million tonnes of carbon emissions yearly. This was achieved by electrifying our villages, offering clear cooking gasoline to 80 million poor households, and introduction of energy-efficient measures. We’ve set a goal   to put in 450 Gigawatt of renewable power and restore 26 million hectares   of degraded land by 2030. We’ve an age-old custom of residing in concord with nature. We launched one of many largest campaigns for cleanliness and discouraged utilization of single-use plastic. Internationally, our Initiative to arrange the Worldwide Photo voltaic Alliance was a sensible manifestation of local weather motion. Equally, the Coalition for Catastrophe Resilience Infrastructure brings collectively all related stake-holders for a complete strategy. We’ve at all times prided ourselves as the primary responder in our area – a pal in want. Be it earthquakes, cyclones or some other pure or man-made disaster, India has responded with velocity and solidarity. In our joint combat in opposition to COVID, we’ve prolonged medical and different help to over 150 international locations. We additionally helped create a SAARC -COVID emergency fund in our neighborhood.     

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely examined the resilience of all nations. In India, we’ve tried to make the combat in opposition to the pandemic a folks’s motion, by combining the efforts of Authorities and society. We’ve given the best precedence to ship advantages to poor households. We’ve introduced a bundle of greater than 300 billion {dollars}. It can carry the financial system again on observe, construct trendy infrastructure and put in place a technology-driven system. We’ve put ahead a imaginative and prescient of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’   a self-reliant and Resilient India, built-in with the worldwide financial system.
India firmly believes that the trail to realize sustainable peace and prosperity is thru multilateralism. As youngsters of planet Earth, we should be part of fingers to handle our widespread challenges and obtain our widespread objectives.  Nevertheless, multilateralism must signify the fact of the modern world. Solely reformed multilateralism with a reformed United Nations at its middle can meet the aspirations of humanity. At this time, whereas celebrating 75 years of the United Nations, allow us to pledge to reform the worldwide multilateral system. To boost its relevance, to enhance its effectiveness, and to make it the idea of a brand new kind of human-centric globalisation. The United Nations was initially born from the furies of the Second World Conflict. At this time, he fury of the pandemic offers the context for its rebirth and reform. Allow us to not lose this opportunity.     

India has been elected to the United Nations Safety Council at this crucial time. With our deep dedication to sustaining world concord, to enhancing socio-economic fairness, and to preserving nature’s steadiness, India will play its function in full assist of the UN agenda.   


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