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United Nations: UNGA President hails collaboration with India for a school project in Palau

United Nations: UNGA President hails collaboration with India for a school project in Palau
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President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has hailed a collaborative effort between his office and India for a school development...

United Nations: President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has hailed a collaborative effort between his office and India for a school development project in Palau in the western Pacific Ocean as a commendable practical demonstration of partnerships and South-South cooperation. The project initiated under the India-UN Development Partnership Fund will help upgrade the infrastructure of an educational institution in Palau.

The school will host the seventh 'Our Ocean Conference' in August 2020, a global, multi-stakeholder forum on ocean health and wealth. "The collaboration by my office, with India and Palau, through the India UN Development Fund, for the implementation of a school renovation project in Palau will help bring education to hundreds of children in that country," Muhammad-Bande said here. He said the school project is a "practical demonstration of partnerships, South-South Cooperation and international collaboration, that I will continue to encourage."

The President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly made the comments while addressing a high-level interactive segment of the International Day of Education here last week.

Muhammad-Bande, said he strongly believes in the role that partnerships can play in the implementation and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. "This is why my office has placed strong emphasis on engendering partnerships across key priority areas. In this regard, I am grateful to member states who are engaging my office, by suggesting among other things concrete proposals to attend to some of the aforementioned issues."

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a dedicated facility within the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017. It is supported and led by the Indian Government, managed by the United Nations Office for South-South cooperation, and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system. The Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven sustainable development projects across the developing world, with a focus on least developed countries and small island developing states.

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