India contributes $500,000 to UN Peacebuilding Fund

India has contributed $500,000 to the UN Peacebuilding Fund, expressing hope that more funding by nations will boost efforts by the world body to build and sustain peace. India has been a member of the Peacebuilding Commission since its inception in December 2005 and has so far contributed $5 million to the Peacebuilding Fund. The fresh contribution of $500,000 to the fund will be affected over the coming days. 

The fund was launched to support activities, actions, programmes and organisations that seek to build a lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict.

Important Takeaways from above News-

  • The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict-affected countries and is a key addition to the capacity of the International Community in the broad peace agenda.
  • Antonio Guterres is the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • The headquarters of the United Nations is in New York City, USA.

Source- The Economic Times

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