India wants promotion of strengthening of global action on counter-terrorism and bringing more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of entities and individuals in sanction committees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the 75 the session of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

According to official sources, since the UNGA this year is being held in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being conducted mostly virtually.

Prime Minister’s address will therefore be via a pre-recorded video statement broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York.

The theme of the 75th UNGA is: “The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting the COVID-19 through effective multilateral action”.

India wants to strengthen of global action on counter-terrorism as such it will push for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of entities and individuals in sanction committees.

Being one of the largest troop contributing countries, India will seek to engage intensively in finalizing mandates for UN peacekeeping missions. It will also seek active engagement on issues relating to sustainable development and climate change.

While promoting India's role as a net health service provider, the Prime Minister is expected to highlight contribution to global cooperation against COVID-19 by aiding more than 150 countries and as a pharmacy to the world.

Since 2020 being the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, India will reiterate its commitments and achievements in women led development.

Prime Minister Modi is also expected to highlight India’s role as a South-South development partner, especially in the context of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund.

He is also expected to highlight issues related to commitment to the idea of global partnership under SDG 17 including on climate change – founding of the International Solar Alliance.

Since India will be a non-permanent member of the UNSC for two years beginning January 1 2020, it will go ahead with 5s-approach in handling its responsibility at the UN’s highest decision making power body. These 5s approach include: Samman (Respect), Samvad (Dialogue), Sahyog (Cooperation) Shanti (Peace) and Samriddhi (Prosperity). The Prime Minister is likely to highlight these things in his address to the UN General Assembly

India’s priorities are: Inclusive and responsible solutions for international peace and security, effective response to international terrorism, NORMS (New Orientation for a Reformed Multilateral System), technology for all and streamlining of peacekeeping.