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New Delhi , July 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that India has prolonged medical and different help to greater than 150 international locations within the battle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic and the worldwide disaster has severely examined the resilience of all nations.
Addressing the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session, the Prime Minister stated that India has responded with “speed and solidarity” be it earthquakes, cyclones or the Ebola disaster.
“Be it earthquakes, cyclones, Ebola crisis or any other natural or man-made crisis, India has responded with speed and solidarity. In our joint fight against COVID-19, we have extended medical and other assistance to over 150 countries,” he stated.
The Prime Minister burdened that India tried to make the battle in opposition to the pandemic a folks’s motion with the joint efforts of the federal government and civil society.
“COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested the resilience of all nations. In India, we have tried to make the fight against the pandemic a people’s movement by combining the efforts of government and civil society,” he stated.
It was Prime Minister Modi’s first speech on the UN after India’s election to the Security Council as a non-permanent for 2021-22.
In his handle, the Prime Minister burdened that India has actively supported the UN’s improvement work and ECOSOC.
He stated the primary president of ECOSOC was an Indian.
“From the very beginning, India has actively supported the UN’s development work and the ECOSOC. India also contributed to shaping the ECOSOC agenda,” he stated
The Prime Minister had earlier delivered the keynote handle just about on the 70th anniversary of ECOSOC in January 2016.
The ECOSOC was established as one of many six principal organs of the UN and is remitted to supply route to, and undertake the coordination of the financial, social, and cultural actions of the United Nations with duty for advancing worldwide financial and social cooperation and improvement.
The first assembly of the ECOSOC was convened on January 23, 1946, in London. The inaugural presidency of ECOSOC in 1946 was held by Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar. (ANI)