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India pledges USD 5 Million to UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Published on July 03, 2019
India pledged USD 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine Refugee Agency.
India pledges USD 5 Million to UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Details:

  • The agency's difficult financial situation due to voluntary contributions from a limited donor base called for ensuring sustained financial support for its work.
  • As per India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu, the government increased its annual financial contribution fourfold to the UNRWA core budget from USD 1.25 million in 2016 to USD 5 million in 2018.
  • India was represented at a meeting of the General Assembly Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
  • This marked India's solidarity with the Palestine refugees.
  • India's support for UNRWA's work is providing assistance to about 5.4 million Palestine refugees to help them achieve their full human development potential.
  • It is a part of the Government of India's ongoing assistance programmes in Palestine to strengthen capacity-building efforts focused on institutions, services and training personnel.
  • India is providing 150 places for Palestinian professionals every year under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation program.
  • During the last five years, under an India-Palestine development partnership, 17 agreements have been signed in the fields of agriculture, health care, information technology, youth affairs, consular affairs, women's empowerment and media.

Question:

Q. India has pledged USD 5 million in 2019 to which refugee agency?
a. UN Myanmar Refugee Agency
b. UN Syria Refugee Agency
c. UN Honduras Refugee Agency
d. UN Palestine Refugee Agency
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