Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu, stressed the importance of effective multilateralism to explore solutions to challenges faced by humanity across the world.
Speaking at the high-level panel discussion titled, “Dialogue of the Continents on Global Governance” on the side-lines of Paris Peace Forum, held to commemorate the centenary of the end to the First World War, he called for the combined efforts of countries to chalk out plans to deal with the issues of global importance such as eradication of poverty, providing education, health care and jobs, ensuring gender parity and others.
“We need united efforts of the world to deal with global development priorities such as eradication of poverty, providing education, health care, employment and gender parity”, he added.
He also highlighted terrorism and climate change as the major challenges being faced by the humanity and the need for collective efforts to address these issues. He told the fellow leaders who attended the Paris events that India would always be willing to play its role in improving the lot of mankind across the territories.
The Vice President met leaders like the US President, Mr. Donald Trump, the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin, the German Chancellor, Ms. Angela Merkel and the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron. All of them praised the development efforts and the successes being registered by India in its quest for contributing to the progress of humanity.
Naidu also met Ms. Audrey Azoulay, the Director General UNESCO and held discussions on how UNESCO can be further reformed to fulfill its essential mandate related to education, science and culture. He also addressed the Indian Diaspora.
The Vice President expressed hope that these events would serve as occasions to draw appropriate lessons from the context and the consequences of the World War I and would remind the world leaders of the need to collectively address the challenges confronting humanity today. He added that the present day’s inescapable reality is that we are living in an increasingly interdependent world.