PM Modi at UNGA: For long, India will be kept out of UN decision-making structures


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the United Nations General Assembly shortly where he is likely to call for an “effective response to international terrorism” and “inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security”.

According to sources, “inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security” is aimed at China, while the “effective response to international terrorism” targets Pakistan. PM Modi will spell out India’s priorities as it takes over a non-permanent member’s position at the United Nations Security Council from January 2021 for a period of two years.

The Prime Minister is also likely to include “NORMS (New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System)” and “technology for all and streamlining of peacekeeping” among India’s priorities. Since India will be a non-permanent member of the UNSC for two years, Modi is likely to put forward India’s 5-S approach to be followed: Samman (Respect), Samvad (Dialogue), Sahyog (Cooperation), Shanti (Peace) and Samriddhi (Prosperity).

Since the UNGA this year is being held in the backdrop of the pandemic, it is being conducted mostly via virtual mode. The Prime Minister’s address will be a pre-recorded video statement, broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York.