Final yr, for the primary time in 75 years, world leaders had submitted pre-recorded video statements for the UNGA session as they might not bodily attend the gathering because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden will tackle the UN Normal Debate in particular person subsequent week, as over 100 heads of state and authorities arrive in New York to attend the annual high-level Normal Meeting session, which had gone digital in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Modi will tackle world leaders from the enduring UN Normal Meeting (UNGA) corridor on the morning of September 25, a day after he participates within the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC to be hosted by Mr. Biden on September 24.
Mr. Modi, Mr. Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga will take part within the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in Washington and “assessment progress made since their first digital Summit on 12 March 2021 and talk about regional problems with shared curiosity,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned in a press release.
Mr. Modi will tackle the Normal Debate of the 76th Session of the UNGA on September 25. “The theme for this yr’s Normal Debate is ‘Constructing Resilience by means of hope to recuperate from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, reply to the wants of the planet, respect the rights of individuals, and revitalise the United Nations’,” the MEA assertion mentioned.
As per the second provisional listing of audio system for the Normal Meeting, about 109 heads of state and authorities will tackle the Normal Debate in particular person and practically 60 will ship speeches by means of pre-recorded video statements.
Brazil first speaker, U.S. second, Afghanistan final
Mr. Biden will journey to New York to ship his first tackle to the 193-member Normal Meeting as American President. The U.S. is historically the second speaker after Brazil on the Normal Debate, which this yr will run from September 21 to 27.
Afghanistan’s diplomat is listed because the final speaker on the final day of the Normal Debate. At the moment the Afghan envoy on the UN is Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai, who was appointed by former President Ashraf Ghani as Kabul’s envoy to the UN in June 2021. The interim Taliban authorities in energy has not but made any submission difficult Mr. Isaczai’s credentials.
The diplomats of Myanmar and Guinea are additionally listed to talk on behalf of their international locations on the final day of the talk. Nevertheless, following the coup in Myanmar, its army rulers have mentioned the nation’s Ambassador at UN Kyaw Moe Tun has been dismissed they usually need Aung Thurein to exchange him.
In response to a query on who ought to signify Myanmar on the UNGA, UN Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres had mentioned that “it’s a matter that’s strictly within the palms of the Credentials Committee and, in fact, we are going to abide by what member states resolve within the Credentials Committee or ultimately, if crucial within the Normal Meeting. That is an space the place the Secretariat has no energy in any way.”
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are among the many world leaders who will tackle the session in particular person.
The 76th session of the UN Normal Meeting will start on September 21. Maldives Overseas Minister Abdulla Shahid can be President of the year-long session.
Mr. Modi had final addressed the UN Normal Meeting session in 2019. Final yr, world leaders had submitted pre-recorded video statements for the United Nations Normal Meeting session in September, as heads of state and authorities couldn’t bodily attend the annual gathering because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Choice to ship in pre-recorded statements
It was the primary time within the UN’s 75-year historical past that the high-level session had gone digital. This yr too, the choice has been saved open for the world leaders to ship in pre-recorded statements because the pandemic continues to rage throughout a number of nations all over the world.
The opposite occasions throughout the 76th session of the Normal Meeting are the assembly to commemorate the twentieth Anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Motion on September 22, Dialogue on Power convened by UN Secretary-Normal Guterres on September 24 and the plenary assembly to commemorate and promote the Worldwide Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 28.
Mr. Guterres and UK Prime Minister Johnson will maintain an off-the-cuff, closed-door roundtable with a small however consultant group of heads of state and authorities on the sidelines of the Normal Meeting on September 20.