Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized some recent events, such as the World Bank removing the ease of business reporting on alleged data fraud in China, and its effectiveness if the United Nations wants to remain relevant. Said the need to improve and increase reliability. It cast doubt on the credibility of institutions around the world.
At the 76th session of the UN General Assembly here, the Prime Minister quoted the great Indian diplomat Chanakya as saying, “If the right actions are not taken at the right time, it is time itself that actions fail. Is. “
“If the United Nations wants to remain relevant, it will need to improve its effectiveness and increase its credibility,” he said.
Modi said today all sorts of questions have been raised about the United Nations.
“I’ve seen such questions raised in connection with the climate crisis and during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
The United Nations Health Organization, WHO, has faced criticism since the Covid-19 outbreak first surfaced in China in December 2019.
WHO faced criticism that it mishandled the crisis.
Former US President Donald Trump has accused WHO of being a “puppet” in China, concealing the beginning of the outbreak and allowing the virus to spread around the world.
“Proxy wars, terrorism, and the recent crisis in Afghanistan in many parts of the world have further highlighted the seriousness of these problems,” he said.
“Regarding the origin of COVID-19 and the ease of business ranking, global governance agencies have undermined the credibility they have built up after decades of effort,” he said.
The World Bank recently announced that it will stop publishing its flagship Doing Business, citing data irregularities in recent editions of the Global Business Environment Index.
The decision was made after an investigation into data irregularities, allegedly due to pressure from senior banking officials to raise China’s rankings in 2017, came to light.
In a statement, the World Bank raised an internal audit report “ethical issues, including the behavior of former board officers and current bank employees and / or former bank employees,” and law firm Wilmer Hale investigated the board. He said the decision was made after he went.
Wilmer Hale’s report “directly and indirectly” calls for senior officials from the then World Bank Governor Jim Yong Kim’s office to change the report’s methodology to raise China’s score. “Pressure” was quoted.
“In order to protect global order, global law and global values, it is imperative that we constantly strengthen the United Nations,” said Modi.
The United Nations needs to improve effectiveness and increase credibility in order to maintain relevance: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
https://www.businesstoday.in/latest/top-story/story/un-must-improve-effectiveness-enhance-its-reliability-to-remain-relevant-pm-narendra-modi-307654-2021-09-25?utm_source=rssfeed The United Nations needs to improve effectiveness and increase credibility in order to maintain relevance: Prime Minister Narendra Modi