(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Reflecting its commitment to global promotion and protection of
human rights and support for UN Human Rights, India has contributed
USD 400,000 to four voluntary trust funds, Trend reports citing ThePrint .
The funds are for Victimes of Torture, Technical Cooperation,
Implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and for
supporting participation of least developed countries (LDCs)/ Small
Island Developing States (SIDs).
In a Tweet, India's Permanent Mission of India at UN wrote,
“Reflecting our commitment to global promotion & protection of
human rights and support for @UNHumanRights India has contributed $
400,000 to 4 Voluntary Trust Funds on Torture, Technical
Cooperation, Implementation of UPR & LDCs/SIDS.”
As a founding member of the United Nations, India strongly
supports the purposes and principles of the UN and has made
significant contributions to implementing the goals of the Charter,
and the evolution of the UN's specialized programmes and
India's deepening engagement with the United Nations is based on
its steadfast commitment to multilateralism and dialogue as the key
for achieving shared goals and addressing common challenges.
India strongly believes that the United Nations and the norms of
international relations that it has fostered remain the most
efficacious means for tackling today's global challenges including
those related to sustainable development, poverty eradication,
environment, climate change, peace building and peacekeeping,
terrorism, disarmament, human rights, migration and health and
The UN also has an important role in new emerging areas such as
cyber security, space and frontier technologies like Artificial
India is steadfast in its efforts to work with the comity of
Nations in the spirit of multilateralism to achieve comprehensive
and equitable solutions to all global challenges.
As a strong votary of reformed multilateralism, India favours a
comprehensive reform of the United Nations and its institutions, to
make them reflective of 21st century realities, thereby
facilitating stronger collective action.
In 2007, India became the first country to deploy an all-women
contingent for Formed Police Unit to the UN peacekeeping mission in
Liberia. Hailed as role models, they helped to build the capacity
of the Liberian police which led to increase in the number of local
women working in the Liberia's security sector.
Medical care is among the many services Indian peacekeepers
provide to the communities in which they serve on behalf of the
Organization. They also perform specialized tasks such as
veterinary support and engineering services.
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