India’s Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, has handed over a check of $1 million towards India’s contribution to the core voluntary budget of UN Women (for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), for the financial year 2012-2013, at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
This contribution constitutes the third installment of India’s multi-year pledge to provide $5 million as core predictable funding to UN Women’s resources, and takes India’s existing contribution to $3 million to UN Women, so far.
The check was received by Dr. Michele Bachelet, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women.
India is one of the founding members of the Executive Board of the UN Women, and is presently serving on the UN Women Executive Board.(Global India Newswire)