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09-21-2010, 08:17 AM #1
India, Brazil, SA win top UN awardndia , Brazil and South Africa received the 2010 Millennium Development Goals awards for South-South Cooperation at a prestigious gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.
The award recognized India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation and the work of the three countries in using innovative approaches to share, replicate and scale up successful development experiences for combating poverty and hunger in other parts of the world through the IBSA Trust Fund.
The award for IBSA was received by high-level representatives of the three countries and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation in the United Nations Development Programme on September 19 ahead of the MDG Summit that began at the United Nations on Monday. The annual MDG Awards support and raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goals.
At a briefing at India's Permanent Mission to the UN, Ambassador Hardeep Puri, India's Permanent Mission to the US displayed the trophy before media persons. The IBSA Trust Fund brings together three emerging economies and vibrant democracies that span three different continents in the quest to combat poverty in other developing countries.
Each country contributes US $ one million annually to this fund which is managed by the UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. Projects are executed by various UN Agencies and partners on the ground across the globe with a strong emphasis on national ownership....being a human...
09-21-2010, 08:32 AM #2
india ne tan vaise bhi jitna hi si