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