In a continuous quest to skyrocket womanhood, India has recently contributed $500,000 (4.09 crore) to United Nations Women, officially known as the Organization for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, presented the money as the Indian government’s contribution to the organisation’s primary voluntary budget.
The donation was received by Sima Sami Bahous, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.
“India is proud to be one of the founding members of the Executive Board of UN Women. India currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of UN Women. Women-led development is one of the priorities of India’s G20 chairmanship,” said an official press release.
According to Kamboj, India’s growth model is driven by women, strongly emphasises entrepreneurship, and emphasises STEM education. In addition, Kamboj reaffirmed the Government of India’s unshakeable dedication to gender equality and women’s emancipation, as highlighted in the UN Women’s Mandate.
Kamboj also asked UN Women to embrace more modern technologies, such as information and communication technology (ICT), to empower women. The press release added that India continues to support UN Women in carrying out its mandate and activities.
India is currently a member of the Executive Board of UN Women and was a founding member. In addition, India’s G20 presidency has also made women-led development one of its top goals.
India’s contribution demonstrates the nation’s dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment and the national leadership support for UN Women’s initiatives. Donations will support UN Women’s global initiatives to advance gender equality and empower women.