India announces to scale up its contribution to UN partnership fund by USD 100 million
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 07-Nov-2017

Washington, November 7: India has decided to increase its contribution to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. The additional contribution has been pledged to 100 million US Dollar. It was announced in the 2017 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities.

In the earlier part of this year, with an aim to reduce poverty and hunger, improve health, education, and equality, and expand access to clean water, energy, and livelihoods, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund was launched. This is a collaborative initiative of India and the UNOSSC.

"I am happy to announce that India has now decided to significantly scale up the contribution to the fund through a multiyear contribution of USD 100 million," Anjani Kumar, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN said. "India believes that the UN should have the necessary resources to finance its activities, in an appropriate and balanced manner," he said.

The first project from the Fund, a ‘Climate Early Warning System in Pacific Island Countries’, is being executed in partnership with seven island nations. The project increases resilience to natural disasters in these seven Pacific island countries, and as such contributes toward Sustainable Development Goal 12, Climate Action.