‘Without comprehensive reforms, UN faces crisis of confidence’: PM Modi on UN’s 75th anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday through video conferencing.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi said, “seventy-five years ago an institution was created for the entire world for the first time in human history and a new hope arose from the horrors of war. Being a founding signatory of the UN Charter, India was part of that noble vision which reflected India’s own philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – which sees all creation as a family.”

Paying tributes to those who advanced the cause of peace and development including the UN peacekeeping Missions, Modi said, “our world today is a better place because of the United Nations. While much has been achieved, the original Mission remains unfulfilled. And the far-reaching declaration that we are adopting today acknowledges that work still needs to be done: in preventing conflict, in ensuring development, in addressing climate change, in reducing inequalities, and in leveraging digital technologies. The declaration also acknowledges the need for reform of the United Nations itself.”

“Without comprehensive reforms, the UN faces a crisis of confidence and today’s challenges cannot be fought with outdated structures. Today’s interconnected world, we need a reformed multilateralism: that reflects today’s realities; gives voice to all stakeholders; addresses contemporary challenges; and focuses on human welfare. India looks forward to working with all other nations towards this end,” PM Modi added.