India-UN Current Affairs - 2019

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India contributes $1 million to UN Special Purpose Trust Fund

India has contributed $1 million to United Nation Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) for Resident Coordinator System showing India’s willingness and happiness to tangibly contribute to reform of UN Development system. What is Special Purpose Trust Fund? SPTF is a specific fund housed within United Nation Secretariat (one of 6 major organs of United Nations) Read More…

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UNGA resolution demands UK withdrawal from Chagos Archipelago

The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) passed a non-binding resolution asking United Kingdom (UK) to return Chagos Archipelago in Indian Ocean to Mauritius. Key Highlights Background: On February 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of separation of Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 when latter was a Read More…

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NITI Aayog and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022

NITI Aayog and United Nations in India signed Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022. The agreement is reflection of commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals. India-UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) UNSDF 2018-2022 outlines development cooperation strategy between Union Government and United Nations Country Team in India in support of achievement of Read More…

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India contributes 1 million to UN Solar Project

India has contributed $1 million to United Nations (UN) Headquarters’ Solar Project, under which solar panels will be installed on roof of world body’s headquarters at New York, US. This contribution makes India first responder to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy. Read More…

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India contributes $50,000 to UN Youth Envoy’s office

India has contributed $50,000 to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body’s goals. The contribution was handed over by Paulomi Tripathi, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission to the Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake. Key Facts The Read More…

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India asks UN to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets

India has sent proposal to the United Nations (UN) for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. If the proposal is agreed, it will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and Research and Development (R&D) sector. Significance Promotion of production and consumption of millets at global level will contribute substantially Read More…

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UN-India Partnership Fund: India to contribute additional $100 million

India has pledged additional US $100 million towards UN-India Partnership Fund to significantly scale up its support to sustainable development projects across the developing world. This contribution will be in addition to US $10.582 million, India is contributing to various other UN programmes. The first project from fund is being executed in partnership with seven Read More…

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