United Nations, Sept 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for reform of the UN Security Council, saying it was essential for the world body to inspire confidence and be relevant in the current world realities.
"70 years back, when the horrific second World War came to an end, this organisation came into being, raising hopes of people around the world.
We have gathered here to decide a new direction," he said addressing the UN General Assembly session. Talking about the global challenges and problems, Modi said, "We need UN reforms so that it inspires confidence and becomes relevant to the current world realities."
His pitch for UNSC reforms comes amidst India's strong bid for a permanent seat in the expanded powerful world body.
Modi asserted that the global challenges like climate change and sustainable development are the collective responsibility of all nations as no nation can be immune to any kind of threat.
Modi talked about the need for eradicating poverty and ensuring development as he highlighted that 1.3 billion people around the world are forced to live in poverty.
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On the issue of climate change, he maintained that common but differentiated responsibility is the basis for dealing with this challenge.
In this context, he asked the developed nations to fulfill their responsibility of sharing technology, innovation and finances with the developing countries without having any "selfish interest".