India-UN Fund Anniversary Event Highlights UNESCO projects on Biodiversity Livelihoods and Flood Risk Reduction
The second anniversary of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund was commemorated at the UN Headquarters in New York, with the participation of numerous Ambassadors and prominent United Nations officials. The Fund’s fast growing and diverse project portfolio currently benefiting 37 countries was celebrated, according important attention to least developed countries, land-locked developing countries, and Small Island Developing States -- the intended geographic priority of the Fund.
On this occasion, two project implemented by UNESCO received important praise from partners. “Togo will effectively and efficiently manage the funds allocated for the sensitization of the communities concerned for the preservation of the environment and in the best interest of the fight against poverty and exclusion” -- affirmed H.E. Mr. Kokou Kpayedo, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Togo to the United Nations in New York.
“The project is expected to make a real difference in addressing our capacity gaps, helping to save lives, build resilience and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”-- stated the representative on behalf of H.E. Mr. Lang Yabou, Ambassador Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations in New York.
The India-UN Fund and UNESCO are partnering for the implementation of four projects, located in Cameroon, The Gambia, Togo and Nigeria. The all have a climate-focus and represent important contributions to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.