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India Contributes $8,00,000 to United Nations

Published on May 14, 2022
Current Context: To expand the use of Hindi in the United Nations India contributes USD 8,00,000.
India Contributes $8,00,000 to United Nations
  • GOI (Government of India) in collaboration with the UN Dept of public information has launched the ‘Hindi@UN Project’ in 2018, to expand the use of Hindi in the united nations.
  • With the help of this project, India not only wanted to enhance the public outreach of the United Nations in the Hindi language but also wanted to spread the information among millions of Hindi-speaking people in the world about global issues.
  • The Cheque has been handed over by Ravindra who is India’s permanent representative to Mota Hosali who is the deputy director and officer in charge of the News and Media Division.
  • Since 2018 India has provided the extra-budgetary contribution to inline and compile news and multimedia content in the Hindi language.
  • UN Radio, a separate bulletin has been created on the UN Hindi news website, where the news gets updated every week.
  • With these initiatives, the government wanted to make Hindi an official language of the UN in near future and ready to bear all expenses.
  • Static part:
    • United Nations organization founded in 1945
    • Member states:193
    • Headquarters: New York
    • Organs of United Nations: General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, and the Secretariat
    • Official Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish


Q.1 "Hindi@UN Project" is a flagship project of India with which international organizations?
a. International Labour Organisation
b. International Court Of Justice
c. United Nations
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