India has promised to contribute $8 million to the United Nations for different developmental and humanitarian programs running across the world under the banner of the UN. According to the report, the United Nation Development program (UNDP), UN’s nodal agency for developmental programs, would get, $4.5 million, from the total contribution amount.
The World Food Program (WFP) would get $ 1.92 million from the total amount. The WFP is responsible for feeding millions of poor people across the world. The UNICEF is likely to get $ 900,000, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to get $500,000, UN International Drug Control Program to get $300,000 and the United Nations Environment Program is likely to get $100,000 from rest of the fund.
Vijay Krishna is a member of the Indian delegation to the present session of the UN General Assembly. He said:
India is convinced that the development agenda of the United Nations must receive the highest interest and attention of member States.
Member of Parliament Vijay Krishna, while announcing the funds to different UN programs on behalf of India, said in the pledging conference that India always committed to initiate and run the programs for the welfare of the people and humanity across the world.
He further said that the voluntary contributions by India to the UN’s agencies and Programs are the proof of India’s commitment to multilateralism across the globe. India is always committed to international solidarity in the process of development and poverty eradication programs.
According to the report, the UN Centre for Human Settlement would get $80,000, the UN Development Fund for Women and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to get $20,000 each. The UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund would get $3000 and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women would get $1,100 from the fund.