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India contributes USD 300, 000 to UN Women 

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India contributes $300,000 to UN WomenT.S. Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Secretary to the United Nations (UN) stated that India has contributed USD 300, 000 (~ INR 2.2 Crores) to the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (also known as UN Women).

  • With this, India reaffirms its support for Gender Equality and Women empowerment.

India has been working for Women Empowerment at the Global Stage,

  • In September 2020, India along with Afghanistan was elected as Members of the UN Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • In August 2020, India co-sponsored a UNSC (United Nations Security Council) Resolution tabled by Indonesia for the Greater Participation of women in peacekeeping forces.

UN Women

  • It is a UN entity dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women.
  • It was created in 2010 (became operational in 2011) by the UN General Assembly.
  • Its main role is to support inter-governmental bodies like the Commission on the status of women, in their formulation of policies, global standards & norms.


Sustainable Development Goal-5 (SDG-5) stands for Achieving Gender Equality and empower all women and girls

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