The contribution was acknowledged by Sima Sami Bahous, UN Women’s executive director and undersecretary general. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, generally known as UN Women, has received a kind donation from India in the amount of $500,000 (or Rs. 4.09 crore).
Ruchira Kamboj, the Permanent Representative of India to the UN, presented the check on behalf of the Indian government’s contribution to UN Women’s core voluntary budget. Sima Sami Bahous, the undersecretary-general and executive director of UN Women, accepted the donation.
“India is honored to have been a founding member of the UN Women Executive Board. India currently holds a position on the UN Women Executive Board. According to a formal press statement, India’s G20 presidency has women-led development as one of its top priorities.
Kamboj said in a tweet that women are in charge of leading India’s growth strategy, which prioritizes entrepreneurship and STEM education. Kamboj also reaffirmed the Indian government’s steadfast dedication to gender equality and women’s emancipation, as emphasized in the mandate of UN Women.
Kamboj also asked UN Women to embrace more modern technologies, such as information and communications technology (ICT), to empower women. In the press release, it was also mentioned that India continues to assist UN Women in carrying out its tasks.
India is currently a member of the Executive Board of UN Women and was a founding member. In addition, India’s G20 presidency has made women-led development one of its top goals.
This contribution from India demonstrates the nation’s dedication to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the government’s support of UN Women’s initiatives. The money will be used to support UN Women’s global campaigns to advance gender equality and empower women.
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