Key points from EAM Sushma Swaraj's address to the United Nations

Published By : Admin | September 23, 2017 | 20:34 IST
EAM Sushma Swaraj addressed the United Nations General Assembly today. The EAM spoke about several global challenges like terrorism, climate change, maritime security, unemployment, gender empowerment, nuclear proliferation and cyber security.
 
On achieving target set for 2030,EAM Sushma Swaraj called for a sense of urgency and unshakable fortitude to take decisions to avert catastrophe. She said, "India has displayed courage & leadership to take tough decisions which have launched interlinked process of sustainable development."
 
Stressing on PM Modi's economic empowerment approach to eradicate poverty, EAM said, "We are turning them from job-seekers into job-providers." She spoke at length about several initiatives like the Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Skill India, Ujjwala Yojana and Digital India. The EAM highlighted how these measures were transforming and strengthening the lives of people.
 
She also spoke about demonetisation and rollout of GST and how it has benefitted the country. EAM also praised inclusion of Global Partnership principle in SDGs and said that India had started, this year, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund.
 
Referring to Pakistan PM's statement in the UN, EAM Swaraj said, "On one hand India is fighting poverty and on the other side Pakistan is fighting against India." She further added, "PM Narendra Modi has offered the hand of peace and friendship. Pakistan’s Prime Minister must answer why his nation spurned this offer." She also termed Pakistan 'Masters of forgetting facts.'
 
Showing mirror to Pakistan EAM highlighted the glaring difference between India & Pakistan. EAM Swaraj said, "On one side India is working to create IITs, IIMs, AIIMs and prepare scholars but on the other side Pakistan is creating terror institutions like LeT, JeM, HM." 

 

 

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