In Boost To Bharat’s G20 Presidency, India-UN Launch Key Development Initiative | DETAILS
MEA S Jaishankar in UN (Photo: X/S Jaishankar)
- "The “India-UN Capacity Building Initiative” builds upon the extensive cooperation in development and capacity building that India already has bilaterally with the partner countries.," the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations stated.
India-UN initiativealso complements the India-UN partnership in the form of the “India-UN Development Partnership Fund”. Notably, the fund has reportedly developed a portfolio of 75 development projects in 61 countries in the last 6 years.
- "As part of this initiative, the UN India team and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will partner to leverage India’s Technical and Economic Cooperation platform to share India’s development experiences and best practices across the world," India's Permanent Mission to the United States added.
- A Joint Declaration of Intent was exchanged between the UN Resident Coordinator in India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to this effect.
- This Initiative will also operationalise the development-relevant deliverables of India’s G20 Presidency. It will include the G20 Action Plan for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs, technological transformation and building Digital Public Infrastructure, among others.
- The initiative will strengthen and will be a significant contribution to global efforts towards accelerating momentum for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will not only strengthen South-South Cooperation but also reflect India’s continuing efforts to boost its development partnership with the Global South.
- The initiative carries forward the successful G20 Presidency of India. Under India's presidency, the voice of the Global South was included in the G20 agenda and also the African Union was included in the group.
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