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Modi At UNGA: We Have Decided To Ban Single-Use Plastic, Says PM

In His Addresses, Modi Didn't Mention Kashmir During The Time Allotted To Speak At The Global Forum As Revocation Of Article 370 Was An Entirely Internal Issue.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 27 Sep 2019, 08:17:39 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday evening. His Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan will also address the UNGA, according to a provisional list released by the UN of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations.

In his addresses, Modi didn't mention Kashmir during the time allotted to speak at the global forum as revocation of Article 370 was an entirely "internal issue".

Imran Khan, on the other hand, may primarily focus on Kashmir.  

PM Modi addresses UNGA | Highlights

7.38 pm: PM Narendra Modi said a divided world when it comes to terrorism hurts those principles that gave birth to the United Nations. He said, "For the sake of humanity, it is necessary to get together to beat terrorism. The world is changing and the technology of the 21st century, economy, security, connectivity and international ties up have brought a change. In the current situation, a divided world on terrorism will not bear any results," PM Modi said.

7.35 pm: PM Modi said natural disasters all over the world have increased due to global warming. PM Modi has also invited the world to participate in the "Save Climate" campaign.

7.33 pm: PM Modi said India has been so ahead on the global goals that the country has now become an inspiration for the world. "When a developing nation successfully carries out the biggest cleanliness drive of the world and provides more than 11 crore toilets to its people just within 5 years, that system gives a message of inspiration to the entire world. My focus is to drive India's development," PM Modi said.

7.30 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at UNGA: "While I was coming here, I read on the walls of the United Nations 'No more single use plastic'. I am delighted to inform you that we are running a big campaign in India to free the country of single use plastic," says PM Modi. 

7.28 pm: We have decided to ban single-use plastic, says PM Modi. 

07.15 pm: Members of the Indian community gather outside United Nations Headquarters, ahead of PM Narendra Modi's address at the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

06.40 pm: "All set for the @UN General Assembly session! The speech of PM  @narendramodi begins shortly. Do watch it LIVE," the PMO tweeted.

05.45 pm: PM Modi would address the UNGA session at around 7:30 pm (India time).

05.40 pm: Imran Khan is slated to address the world body after PM Modi. 

05.35 pm: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's address is scheduled at around 9:30 pm.

05.32 pm: Modi is likely to be on the issues such as development, security, counter terrorism and climate change.

05.30 pm: Modi held a number of bilateral meetings with top world leaders like US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of his UN address.

05.20 pm: He is likely to address the General Assembly in Hindi.

 05.15 pm: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the Prime Minister "will focus on what the high-level segment of the UNGA is meant to focus on which is - as an important economy, as an important country, as a responsible member of the UN - PM will flag what we are doing for development, for security, for peace and our expectations and aspirations of other countries."

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First Published : 27 Sep 2019, 08:17:39 PM