Representatives of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund today signed an agreement committing $590,000 for infrastructure projects supporting human development, health and sports west of Belize City in the town of San Ignacio.
The infrastructure projects, implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Government of Belize, will upgrade the Youth Challenge Programme facilities and construct a new San Ignacio Community Exercise, Social Sports, and Women’s Group Feeding Programme Complex.
This project is one of the first worldwide under the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. Managed by UNOSSC, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world. Focusing on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), United Nations agencies implement the Fund’s projects in close collaboration with partnering governments.
Infrastructure improvements under the project will contribute to addressing young male vulnerability to crime and violence, young female vulnerability to early pregnancy, and poor nutrition and lack of fitness opportunities for all ages.
The infrastructure improvements under this project will support:
The project will contribute toward the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDGs 1) No Poverty, 2) No Hunger, 3) Good Health, 5) Gender Equality, 10) Reduced Inequalities, and 12) Responsible Consumption.
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