United Nations Secretary General on India’s visit
United Nations chief, called secretary General Antonio Guterres is on official visit to India with clean environment and South-South cooperation as main agenda.
Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations (UNSG) begins his visit to India from Tuesday (i.e. 18th October) as it is the first to the country since the start of his second term in office in January. Antonio Guterres had earlier visited India during his first term in 2018.
The UNSG is on official visit from October 18 to 20 October and started his programme in India by paying tributes to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
Antonio Guterres is going to deliver a public address at IIT-Mumbai on the subject – “India @75: UN-India Partnership: Strengthening South-South Cooperation.”
With this address he will affirm India’s position and relations with the world for humanity and peace.
As world know that India has already made its position by itself as a leader of the Global South amid the current geopolitical turbulence and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launching of the Mission LiFE:
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has scheduled to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of the Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) booklet, logo and tagline.
The launching event of the Mission LiFE will be held at Ekta nagar, Kevadiya in Gujarat.
The concept of LiFE was introduced by Modi during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.
After the introduction the prime Minister had recommended the global community, individuals and institutions to drive LiFE as an international mass movement towards “mindful and deliberate utilization, instead of mindless and destructive consumption” to protect and preserve the environment.
The mission LiFE is the India’s signature initiative at the United Nations and other international platforms for showcasing climate action and early achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is expected to hold bilateral discussions with the UNSG on issues of global concern, steps to deepen India’s engagement with the UN, including through India’s upcoming Presidency of the G20 and reformed multilateralism.
Trip to India:
Antonio Guterres will visit Kevadiya and visit the Statue of Unity after attending launching event of Life Mission with PM Narendra Modi.
Antonio Guterres will also go on a trip to India’s first solar-powered village and the Sun Temple in Modhera (Gujarat) as well as visit other development projects in the area.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Give the name of secretary General of United Nations who is on official visit to India.
Ans. Antonio Guterres
Q2. At which place UN secretary General will attend the event of launching booklet, logo and tagline of Mission LiFE?
Ans. Ekta Nagar, Kevadiya, Gujarat
Q3. Who has introduced the Mission LiFE and what is the full form of it?
Ans. PM Narendra Modi has introduced the Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment)