India-UN Development Partnership Fund Commemoration of Third Anniversary

  • When: 14 September 2020, 9:00AM – 10:30AM, New York Time

Background

Managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund works with fellow developing countries in a spirit  of  South-South  solidarity.  It  responds  to  and  is  guided  by  partnering  countries’  priorities  in  the implementation of the Sustainable  Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Since its establishment, the Government of India has contributed more than US$47M to this funding  mechanism. The  Fund  and  its  Commonwealth  Window  have  approved  57  development  projects valued  at  US$41.2  million  addressing  different  SDGs  in  as  many  as  51 countries.  A  pipeline of additional project proposals is also progressing through the Fund’s approval cycle. In  total,  a  sum  of  US$  150  million has  been  committed  by  the  Government  of  India  for  this  Fund over  the  next  decade .  This  includes  US$50  million  dedicated for developing countries that are members of the Commonwealth.  

To   mark   the   third   anniversary   of   the   establishment   of   the   India-UN   Development   Partnership  Fund,  and  highlight  the  Fund’s  contributions  to  the response to the COVID-19  pandemic,  the  Permanent  Mission of India to the UN and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are organizing an interactive dialogue among partners. This celebration will take place on 14 September 2020 from 9 to  10.30 a.m.,  in  the  form  of  a  mixed  physical/virtual  presence  event, held at the  Permanent  Mission of India as well as online. This  will  be  an  opportunity  for  the  development  partners  to  describe  their  engagement with the Fund. A publication and video on the Fund will also be launched.

Agenda

1- Welcome Remarks

  • Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation and Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

2- Video Presentation

3- Release of India-UN Development Partnership Fund Brochure

4- Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. T. S. Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • H.E. Mr. Cosmos Richardson, Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia, a Director of the Commonwealth Window
  • H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Permanent Representative of Palau
  • Ms. Cristina Duarte, Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary-General (TBC)
  • Ms. Grete Faremo, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Ms. Judith Karl, Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund

5- Interactive Dialogue

  • Permanent Representatives (up to 15 PRs invited to speak 1 minute each)
  • Resident Coordinators (up to 10 RCs invited to speak 1 minute each)

6- Closing Remarks