Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the 76th session of the United National General Assembly in New York.
“For the last-one-and-half years, the world has been grappling with the worst pandemic it has seen in a hundred years. I pay my tributes to all those who have lost their lives in a dangerous pandemic and I express condolences to their families,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi is the first leader to address the UNGA today at the UN headquarters in New York. The theme for this year’s general debate at the UN is “Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.”
According to the provisional list of speakers for the General Assembly, as many as 109 heads of state and governments will address the debate in person and about 60 will deliver speeches through recorded video statements.
PM Modi’s last address at the UNGA was in the 2019 session and in 2020 world leaders had addressed through pre-recorded video statements owing to the raging Corona pandemic across all continents and countries.