When India grows, the world grows: PM at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, 2021, in New York.

New York: When India grows, the world grows; when India reforms, the world transforms; said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, 2021.

During his address, Prime Minister Modi touched on key issues such as terrorism, Covid-19, vaccine manufacturing in India, and a lot more.

Without naming Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi said “…Countries with regressive thinking that are using terrorism as a political tool need to understand that terrorism is an equally big threat for them.”

He also said that “it has to be ensured that Afghanistan isn’t used to spread terrorism or launch terror attacks…”

He also exhorted that the world shouldn’t abuse oceans.

“Our oceans are also our shared heritage. That’s why we have to keep in mind that we use ocean resources, not abuse.”

The Prime Minister also batted for strengthening the United Nations.

“It is necessary that we continue to strengthen the UN to protect the Global Order, Global Laws and Global Values.”.

Watch the full Address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at UNGA


At least 109 heads of state and government will address the UN General Assembly in person at the event in New York while 60 more will address the debate through pre-recorded video statements. Many world leaders returned to the UN General Assembly session in New York this week with a focus on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced many to send pre-recorded video statements last year.

The theme of this year’s UN General Assembly session 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 revitalise the United Nations. (PW News)

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