Ahmedabad, India

11 January 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India

Today, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India.

The Secretary-General expressed his admiration for the Prime Minister’s focus on improving the socio-economic well-being of all Indian people and encouraged further progress.  The Secretary-General thanked India for its significant contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations, as well as to United Nations conflict prevention and humanitarian efforts.  They also discussed the need for action on climate change, the post-2015 development agenda, and regional issues.  Noting concerns regarding sexual violence and discrimination, the Secretary-General invited the Prime Minister to join UN Women's "He for She" campaign.