Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic US visit, the UN General Assembly adopted a draft resolution introduced by India to establish a memorial wall in the UN headquarters to honor fallen peacekeepers titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers.’
PM Modi’s Response
PM Modi on Thursday expressed happiness over the adoption of the resolution and thanked the countries that supported the initiative. He took to Twitter to share his delight and gratitude. The resolution received a record 190 co-sponsorships, and PM Modi expressed his gratitude for everyone’s support.
Details of the Resolution
The resolution welcomed the initiative of Member States to establish a memorial wall at a suitable and prominent place in the United Nations headquarters in New York. The wall aims to honor the memory of fallen peacekeepers, giving due consideration to the modalities involved, including the recording of the names of those who have made the supreme sacrifice.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, introduced the draft resolution in the UN General Assembly hall. The resolution was co-sponsored by nearly 190 UN Member States and was adopted by consensus.
Importance of the Memorial Wall
While introducing the resolution, Ambassador Kamboj emphasized that the memorial wall would serve as a testimony to the importance that the UN bestows on peacekeeping.
The resolution was submitted by 18 countries, including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Nepal, Rwanda, and the US.
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