Partnership launched between India and UN to promote sustainable development.
- India and the UN Office for South- South Cooperation have launched a partnership fund.
- The India-UN Development Partnership Fund will implement country-level projects that are catalytic towards achieving the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda.
- A ‘Climate Early Warning System in Pacific Island Countries’ was announced as the first project to receive support from the new partnership.
- This will be the first time that India has entered into a partnership with the UN in a triangular cooperation with fellow developing countries.
Aim of the collaboration
- Reducing poverty and hunger, improving health, education and equality, and expanding access to clean water, energy and livelihoods.
- The Partnership fund would be managed by UNOSSC.
- The project was formulated by India and the United Nations Development Programme in consultation with the Governments of seven Pacific island countries the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, the Solomon Islands and Tonga.
- The project will increase resilience to natural disasters of the above pacific countries.
- South-South cooperation is a powerful tool as we advance, together, towards the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill the promise to leave no one behind.