India contributes USD 400,000 to the United Nations Trust Fund

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Reflecting its commitment to global promotion and protection of human rights and support of UN human rights, India has contributed USD 400,000 to four voluntary trust funds.


  • As a founding member of the United Nations, India strongly supports the objectives and principles of the United Nations and has made significant contributions to the implementation of the goals of the Charter and the development of specialized programs and agencies of the United Nations.
  • India's deep engagement with the United Nations is based on its strong commitment to multilateralism.

  •  India firmly believes that the United Nations and the standards of international relations that it has promoted are the most effective tools to address today's global challenges.

  • These global challanges are poverty eradication, environment, climate change, peace building and peacekeeping, terrorism, disarmament, human rights, migration and health and pandemics.

  • The United Nations also has an important role to play in newly emerging areas such as cyber security, space and frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Purpose of the fund :

  • The fund is meant to support victimization of atrocities, technical cooperation, implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs)/Small Island Developing States (SIDs).

  • Global promotion and protection of human rights.

  •  In 2007, India became the first country to deploy a women's contingent for a police unit set up for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia.

United Nations Human Rights Council :

  • It is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system.

  • It is responsible for strengthening the spread and protection of human rights around the world.

  • It was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.

  •  It has been created in place of the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

  • It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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