His Excellency Narendra Modi

Statement Summary

NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister of India, said the world is a better place because of the United Nations, paying tribute to all who have advanced the cause of peace and development and noting his country’s leading contribution to peacekeeping missions.  However, the original United Nations mission remains incomplete, with work to be done in preventing conflict, ensuring development and reducing inequality.  Other challenges include reducing inequality and leveraging digital technologies.  Without comprehensive reforms, he said the United Nations faces a crisis of confidence, with today’s interconnected world requiring an updated multilateralism to address contemporary challenges.