Ban Ki-moon hopes to see India’s leadership in South Asia

India human rightsPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon who said he “counted on India’s leadership” in South Asia, at the Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York marking the world body’s landmark 70th anniversary session.

With India among the countries providing the highest number of peacekeeping troops, the prime minister said nations sending their soldiers must have a say in peacekeeping missions.

Calling for Security Council reforms, Modi had recently written to Ban for the “need to rethink how the multilateral system can be made more inclusive, more effective and, ultimately, better fit for the purpose it was conceived”.

“The United Nations must be made more effective for dealing with the new security challenges,” he had said.

The two leaders also had detailed discussions on climate change. Modi said currently there is a huge trust deficit among developed and developing nations as he stressed on the positive aspect of climate change.(Rediff)

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