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PM Narendra Modi at UN General Assembly: As it happened on Friday

After a thrust on business and technology on day 1, its down to diplomacy on day 2. The most crucial part for PM Modi's itinerary on day 2 is a speech at the United Nations on sustainable development goals. Here are the LIVE updates:


PM Narendra Modi at UN General Assembly: As it happened on Friday

New Delhi/New York: After a thrust on business and technology on day 1, its down to diplomacy on day 2. The most crucial part for PM Modi's itinerary on day 2 is a speech at the United Nations on sustainable development goals. Here are the LIVE updates:

  • PM Narendra Modi ends his speech with a traditional Indian blessing: "May all be happy, may all be healthy, may all see welfare, may no one have any sorrow".
  • The world is connected and dependant on each other. Our international partnerships need to be centred on progress of humanity: PM Modi.

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  • Sustainable development is the collective responsibility of all the countries; no nation can claim to be immune to any kind of challenges, says PM Narendra Modi.
  • We see the entire world as one family: PM
  • We are working towards making agriculture more productive and helping farmers suffering from natural adversities, says PM Modi.
  • World talks of public and private sector. We are looking at the personal sector. This means individual enterprise, innovation: PM Modi at UNGA.
  • We are working on financial inclusion in a very big way: PM Narendra Modi at the UN. 
      • The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities is the foundation of our enterprise for a sustainable world: PM 
      • PM quotes the ancient texts to explain India's environmental ethos: "Keep pure! For the Earth is our mother! And we are her children!”
      • I represent a culture where the earth is considered our mother, says PM Modi.
      • We are working on bringing changes to our nation, to make our cities smart. Our way to development needs to be sustainable: PM. 
      • Women empowerment is an essential part of our plan, adds PM Modi. 
      • Individual enterprises constitute the "personal sector": PM
      • Its either "public sector" or "private sector" that is discussed. We came up with "personal sector", says PM Modi.
      • Education and skill development is our priority. We want to empower the poor. We worked on financial inclusion in mission mode: PM
      • Since we attained freedom, we have focussed on ending poverty. Education and skill development are priorities for us, says PM. 

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      • The world must be freedom and development must be sustainable: PM Modi. 
      • PM Narendra Modi begins speech at SD Summit by quoting Gandhi: “One must care about the world one will not see”. 
      • PM Narendra Modi arrives for his speech.
      • "Recording the nation's bond to @UN. PM @narendramodi presents a book on India & the UN to @secgen Ban Ki-Moon," he adds.
      • "Discussing development @UN. @secgen Ban Ki Moon calls on PM @narendramodi before he speaks at UN SDG Summit," tweetes external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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      • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York ahead of his speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

      The sustainable goals are:

      1. By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.

      2. By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under 5 mortality should be at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

      3. By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

      4. By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

      5. Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

      6. By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

      7. By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.

      8. Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

      9. By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

      10. Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.

      11. Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all.

      12. Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States.

      • Over 150 world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit (September 25th to 27th) and adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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