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India at the UN high table

The PM makes a strong case for reform and realignment

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual address to the 75th session of the United General Assembly may not have received the attention it warranted but it contained a critical message when the credibility of this unique body is being called into question. Mr Modi’s key point was the urgent need to accelerate reform at the UN’s decision-making structures to reflect the changing world order. “How long will India, the world’s largest democracy and home to 1.3 billion people, be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations,” he asked in his pre-recorded statement delivered in Hindi. This is a

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 1:33 AM IST

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