India and the United Nations have launched a joint capacity-building initiative called the “India-UN Capacity Building Initiative” on September 24, 2023. The objective of this initiative is to share India’s development experiences, best practices, and expertise with partner countries in the Global South through capacity building and training programs.
- The announcement of this initiative took place at the India-UN for the Global South event in New York.
- This initiative complements the existing “India-UN Development Partnership Fund,” which has executed 75 development projects in 61 countries over the past six years.
- The UN India team and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will collaborate as part of this initiative to utilize India’s Technical and Economic Cooperation platform. A Joint Declaration of Intent has been exchanged between the UN Resident Coordinator in India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Additionally, this initiative will work towards achieving the development-related goals of India’s G20 Presidency. These goals include the G20 Action Plan for Accelerating Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), technological transformation, and the establishment of Digital Public Infrastructure.
Q.: What is the primary objective of the “India-UN Capacity Building Initiative” launched on September 24, 2023?
a) To share India’s recipes with partner countries
b) To promote tourism in India
c) To develop new technology
d) To share India’s development experiences and expertise with Global South countries
Answer: d) To share India’s development experiences and expertise with Global South countries