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Fury of Covid-19 provides context for 'rebirth and reform' of UN: PM Modi

Noting that a lot has changed since its formation, he said the UN now brings together 193 member countries and along with its membership, the expectations from the organisation have also grown

PM Narendra Modi addressing nation at World Youth Skills Day.

Referring he Covid-19 pandemic, Modi said India has always prided itself as the first responder in the region - a friend in need.

Press Trust of India New York
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the fury of the Covid-19 pandemic provides the context for the "rebirth and reform" of the United Nations and called on nations to pledge to reform the global multilateral system to enhance its relevance and make it the basis of a new type of "human-centric globalisation." Addressing the high-level segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session via video link, he said the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN is an opportunity to assess its role and relevance in today's world.

Noting that a lot has changed since its

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 9:23 PM IST

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