Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed a keynote address virtually at this current year’s High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session today. During the address, the prime minister shared details of India’s fight against COVID-19, a highly-infectious disease. He said it is a “people’s development” in India as the endeavors of government and civil society joined.
Addressing the UN event via a video link, the Prime Minister said the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN is an opportunity to assess its role and relevance in today’s world.
In his 15-minute address around the topic ‘multilateralism‘, PM featured different activities by the Indian government to battle COVID-19 and towards ensuring a comprehensive development. “We are supporting other developing nations in meeting their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),” PM told the virtual gathering.
“Be it earthquakes, cyclones, or any other natural or man-made crisis, India has responded with speed and solidarity,” he said.
“Our motto is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas‘ – meaning ‘Together, for everybody’s development, with everybody’s trust‘. This resounds with the center SDG standard of deserting nobody,” he added.
Modi stressed that from the very beginning, India has actively supported the UN’s development work and the ECOSOC. “The first president of ECOSOC was an Indian. India also contributed to shaping the ECOSOC agenda,” he said.