India and UN launch “India-UN Capacity Building Initiative”

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India and the United Nations jointly launched the "India-United Nations Capacity Building Initiative".

An Overview of the News

  • The India-UN Capacity Building Initiative aims to share India's development expertise with countries in the Global South.

  • The initiative was officially announced during the “India-UN for the Global South – Delivering for Development” event held in New York on September 23, 2023.

  • India's Foreign Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and eminent personalities Dennis Francis, President of the 78th General Assembly, attended the event.

  • This initiative builds on India's established bilateral cooperation in development and capacity building with partner countries.

  • India's United Nations Development Partnership Fund has launched 75 development projects in 61 countries in the last six years, highlighting India's commitment to international development.

Strategic Partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

  • Under this initiative, a strategic partnership has been formed between the UN India team and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • The partnership aims to utilize India's technical and economic cooperation platform to share India's development experiences and best practices with a global audience.

  • A Joint Declaration of Intent has been exchanged to formalize this cooperation.

India's G20 Presidency aligns with goals:

  • The “India-UN Capacity Building Initiative” aligns with the goals of India's G20 Presidency, including the G20 Action Plan.

  • These objectives include accelerating progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting technological transformation, and establishing digital public infrastructure, among other key priorities.

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