PM Shri Narendra Modi will deliver a keynote address virtually at this year’s High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council session on 17 July, 2020 from 0930-1130 hrs (local time) at the United Nations in New York.
- The PM will be speaking at the valedictory session along with the PM of Norway and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
- The theme of this year’s High-level Segment is “Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary”.
- This session will focus on critical forces shaping the course of multilateralism and explore ways to bolster the global agenda through strong leadership, effective international institutions, a broadening of participation and enhanced significance of global public goods.
- This will be the first opportunity for the PM to address the broader UN membership since India’s overwhelming election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council on 17th June, for the term 2021-22.