On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has call for the reform of the United Nations, while expressing regrets over some nations seeking advantage of the global body as a “tool” rather than an “institution” to resolve problems.
During an on-stage discussion with the Co-Chairman, Founder, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio, PM Modi has said that the United Nations is an institution for conflict decision hasn’t developed as desired and countries should look over the issue to reform the structure of the United Nations.
Earlier, the Prime Minister has delivered the keynote address at the high-profile FII (Future Investment Initiative), called as “Davos in the desert”, said a body like the United Nations shouldn’t only be an institution but also serves as an instrument for positive changes.
PM Modi was quoted saying, “We have to think whether the UN has risen to the occasion when it comes to conflict resolution. I had raised this issue when the UN turned 70 but much discussion could not happen. I hope this topic is discussed more actively when the UN turns 75.”
India is also a part of the G4 Nations, which comprise of Germany, Brazil, and Japan, has the support of each others’ bids for permanent seats on the UNSC (United Nations Security Council).
PM Modi further regrets that the United Nations as an institution could not be developed.
The United Nations has to reform as per the realities of the twenty-first century; PM Modi continued that the global body shouldn’t limit itself to offer assistance at the event of calamities and natural disasters.
He further said that “some used the UN as a tool and not as an institution. While some do not abide by the law, some are trapped under the burden of law. The world has to abide by law.”
“Earlier expansionist tendencies determined strength. Today development-oriented polity, the quest for innovation is determining what strength is,” added Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Prime Minister has claimed that the times of a bipolar would have gone.
PM Modi said, “We live in a time where every nation is connected and dependent on each other. The need of the hour is to strengthen a multi-polar order,” adding that each and every nation is important today.
PM Modi further said that the world is changing at a rapid pace and it is evident with land, water, space, and air turning into battlefields.