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India contributed USD 15.46 mn to India-UN Development Partnership Fund of UNOSSC

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India-contributes-USD-15On August 5, 2020, the Government of India (GoI) has contributed USD 15.46 million to the India-UN (United Nations) Development Partnership Fund as a support to fellow developing nations for their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related projects.

  • In this regard, a cheque of USD 15.46 million handed over by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti to the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Director Jorge Chediek at a ceremony held within social distancing guidelines at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN.
  • Out of USD 15.46 mn, USD 6 million is contributed to the overall fund, in which all the developing countries are eligible for partnership, and USD 9.46 million dedicated to the Commonwealth countries. 

About India-UN Development Partnership Fund 

Initiated in 2017, it is a dedicated facility within the UNOSSC which is supported and led by the GoI, managed by the UNOSSC, and implemented in collaboration with the partner developing countries of UN system.

  • Since the fund’s inception, 55 projects and proposals have been approved to date with a total contribution of USD 41.8 million towards a USD 150 million multi-year pledge.

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About United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC):
Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation– Jorge Chediek
Headquarter– New York, United States (US)