Prime Minister K P Oli took to the stage and addressed the 73rd United Nations General Assembly at New York yesterday. The theme for the 73rd UNGA is ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’ The general debate, a platform where all members of the U.N get an opportunity to address the world and discuss general issues began on 24th September and will end on 1st October, 2018.
Nepal, represented by PM Oli spoke on 27th September. Speaking for approximately 27 minutes, PM Oli delivered a well-drafted speech which addressed various national and international concerns.
The PM after offering his gratitude spoke of the contributions made by prominent leader Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations who passed away recently. He said, ‘Nepal has undergone an immense political transformation since 2006, the last time he addressed the UNGA’.
After speaking on Nepal’s newly promulgated constitution and his government’s promise to uphold it, he spoke on several important global issues – climate change and global terrorism, being a few. He reminded the members that ‘world hunger’ was on the rise after several years of decline.
He spoke on ‘human rights’ and expressed Nepal’s commitment to the protection of human rights and spoke for the rights of the people of Syria, Yemen and Palestine.