A number of UN companies and growing nations on Monday lauded India’s management function within the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, describing it because the nation’s sturdy assist for improvement priorities of countries within the international South and a mirrored image of the beliefs and values of Mahatma Gandhi.
India’s Permanent Mission to the UN commemorated the third anniversary of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund Monday.
The Fund, established in 2017, has to date supported 59 initiatives in 48 nations, by way of USD 47.eight million in contributions from a USD 150 million multi-year pledge by the Government of India.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti advised the digital commemoration that India has all through its historical past prioritised cooperation over battle, co-existence over the competitors, sharing over receiving, plurality over hegemony and inclusivity and democracy over exclusion and management. “This has underpinned our approach to development cooperation as well.”
Noting that India has at all times remained a powerful votary of non-earmarked assets for improvement in multilateral establishments, Tirumurti stated sustainability has been the main focus of India’s developmental efforts.
“India shuns any effort to impose conditionalities or to create indebtedness or to constrain developmental space for developing countries,” he stated, reiterating India’s full dedication to realising the true potential of this outstanding partnership for peace, prosperity and improvement.
Speaking on the digital commemoration, Nepal stated it is among the beneficiaries of India’s beneficiant help and appreciates India’s efforts on South-South cooperation, based on data from the Indian Mission.
The Sri Lankan envoy applauded and congratulated the Indian authorities and stated India’s management and dedication within the Fund present much-needed assist for nationwide improvement priorities of growing nations.
“The initiative of India reflects the values of Gandhi,” the Sri Lankan envoy stated.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations Ngedikes Olai Uludong stated Palau appreciates the gesture of solidarity from India and the Fund, which she stated is a vital associate of Palau and is effective particularly within the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Satyendra Prasad congratulated India on the third Anniversary of the Fund and stated among the most catalytic-innovative SDG investments are supported by way of this South-South Partnership. Fiji particularly welcomes India’s assist for threat financing.
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland QC stated the Fund is a dedication to multilateralism from India and a possibility for all nations to return collectively for cooperation and improvement.
She stated India has at all times seen the worth in participating with multilateral establishments and the Fund is an embodiment of that worth.
She added that the Fund’s initiatives in collaboration with the Commonwealth are only the start and India’s formidable assist is an announcement of intent that’s vastly welcomed.
Vice Foreign Minister of Honduras Norma Cerrato stated the nation has vastly benefited by the contribution from India.
Antigua and Barbuda stated the Fund has been extraordinarily cooperative and Prime Minister Gaston Alfonso Browne has prolonged his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his authorities for the partnership by way of the Fund.
Australia additionally congratulated the Indian authorities for progress underneath the Fund. Australia, whereas not being a beneficiary of the Fund, stated it seems to be ahead to working with nations to boost South-South cooperation.
The Maldives stated nations ought to observe India’s lead for instance of multilateralism, whereas Kiribati stated by way of the Fund, New Delhi is taking good management of the multilateral partnership.
The Gambia additionally recommended India for demonstrating a dedication to south-south cooperation and Uganda voiced appreciation for making the fund extra accessible.
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a devoted facility throughout the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017.
It is supported and led by the Government of the Republic of India, managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, and carried out in collaboration with the United Nations system.
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund helps Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, and transformational sustainable improvement initiatives throughout the growing world, with a give attention to least developed nations and small island growing states. United Nations companies implement the Funds initiatives in shut collaboration with partnering governments.
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner stated the Fund echoes India’s sturdy dedication to the UN and to the thought of a worldwide household of countries working collectively to supply sensible worth.
United Nations Capital Development Fund Executive Secretary Judith Karl stated India has demonstrated the potential of profitable digitisation, the impression of sturdy management by way of the Fund and the company seems to be ahead to persevering with the collaboration in the direction of South-South Cooperation, based on a tweet by the Indian Mission.
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