“Grateful for everyone’s support”: PM Modi after UN adopts resolution, piloted by India
15 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness following the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to establish a new ‘Memorial Wall’ for fallen peacekeepers...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness following the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to establish a new ‘Memorial Wall’ for fallen peacekeepers, which India piloted.
PM Modi tweeted, “Delighted that the Resolution to establish a new Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers, piloted by India, has been adopted in the UN General Assembly. The Resolution received a record 190 co-sponsorships. Grateful for everyone’s support.” The passage of the resolution in the UNGA came days ahead of PM Modi’s official state visit to the US and his participation in the International Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations headquarters on June 21.
Meanwhile, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj introduced the draft resolution titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers’ on Wednesday in the UN General Assembly Hall and it was adopted by consensus.
Thanking all the member states for supporting the resolution, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “Jaishankar India piloted the adoption of a Resolution in the UN General Assembly to establish a Memorial Wall for fallen Peacekeepers. The Resolution received a record 190 co-sponsorships, a testimony to faith in India’s contributions and intent. Sincere thanks to all member states who co-sponsored the resolution!”
She noted that over one million men and women from 125 countries have served in 71 peacekeeping missions around the world. According to a UN statement, over 80,000 peacekeepers are still serving in various conflict zones, enduring harsh conditions and risking their lives to keep the peace.