India-UN Development Partnership Fund

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a dedicated facility within the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017. It is supported and led by the Government of the Republic of India, managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system.


The India-UN Development Partnership Fund has already supported 59 projects in 48 countries, through $47.8 million in contributions from a $150 million multi-year pledge by the Government of India.

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven, and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world, with a focus on least developed countries and small island developing states. United Nations agencies implement the Funds projects in close collaboration with partnering governments.

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The India-UN Development Partnership Fund established in 2017, has an ambitious agenda of promoting multilateralism and shared prosperity. The Fund project portfolio aims to contribute to the efforts of developing countries towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Fund responds directly to the national priorities and development objectives of partner countries, contributing financial resources and technical knowledge to support partner governments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This report highlights the achievements of the Fund from June 2017 through January 2019. The Fund now encompasses 36 projects, approved in partnership with nine United Nations agencies in 37 countries. It has made significant strides in advancing the national development goals and commitments of the 2030 Agenda in the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) by enlisting the global presence and operational capabilities of the United Nations system.

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Established in June 2017, the UN-India Development Partnership Fund supports projects in least developed countries (LDCs), land-locked developing countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) —the intended geographic priority of the Fund.

India UN fund in action for Sustainable Goals.

India-UN Development Partnership Fund. India is partnering with UNOSSC to progress towards the sustainable development goals.

Launched in 2018, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund – Common Wealth Window facilitates projects that benefit from the technical expertise of the partnering governments; the UNOSSC and Common Wealth of the Nation’s Secreteriat.

India-UN Development Partnership Fund – Speeches.

“India is a valued supporter of South-South cooperation. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a welcome contribution that is championing greater prosperity and opportunity for all” – António Guterres.

Contact Information

Secretariat United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in United Nations Development Programme

304 East 45th Street, FF-11 New York, NY, 10017

Ms. Ines Tofalo, Chief, Programme Support Unit
Tel: 212 906 5123
E-mail: ines.tofalo@unossc.org

Ms. Sumeeta Banerji, Policy Specialist
Tel: 212 906 5336
E-mail: sumeeta.banerji@unossc.org

News about the India-UN Development Partnership Fund

18/09/2020
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Ambassador Yabou hails India government for support

The Gambia’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has hailed the Indian government and its people for continuously demonstrating strong commitment to the South-South Cooperation by providing critical funding to projects for countries in the global South. Lang […]
18/08/2020

India Fund: Barbuda’s Lone Hospital Fully Rehabilitated and Equipped to Support the Community

Barbudans once again have access to enhanced healthcare services after a fully equipped and rehabilitated Hannah Thomas Hospital was handed over to the Barbuda Council today. Under the leadership of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, the project, funded by […]
04/08/2020

India Contributes $15.5 Million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund Managed by UNOSSC

New York, 3 August 2020 The call for solidarity among countries of the South has found a magnified echo in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As developing countries across the world struggle to prevent their achievements in public health, […]
21/07/2020
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India-UN Fund: Improving Healthcare Services Across Palau

The government of Palau and UNOPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to improve the quality, availability and access to primary healthcare services through resilient infrastructure. A $1.5 million grant from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (India-UN Fund) […]
09/07/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund is Responding to COVID-19 through South-South Cooperation

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. The India-UN Development Partnership […]
09/07/2020

India-UN Partnership Fund provides 5 ventilators to Government of Antigua & Barbuda

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment now has five ventilators to better equip the specially designed infectious disease and isolation centre, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one part of an India-UN Partnership […]
30/05/2020

Mapping of Youth Employment Interventions in Saint Lucia

INTRODUCTION PURPOSE The research project was designed to provide the ILO with a detailed mapping of ongoing youth employment interventions in Saint Lucia, along with a preliminary evaluation of the gaps encountered. This information will be instrumental to design a […]
29/04/2020

India-UN Development Partnership Fund Building Pandemic Responses through South-South Collaboration

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by UNOSSC, is working rapidly to support projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects are supplying medical equipment, and will be building healthcare capacities, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing transformative recovery. Specifically, in Antigua and […]
19/11/2019

General Assembly President Emphasizes Importance of South-South Cooperation in Alleviating Poverty and Hunger

“Solidarity is the key and it is clear that we need more and more South-South partnerships,” H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of General Assembly, said in meetings today with Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General […]
17/10/2019

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – South-South Cooperation Toward Achieving SDG1

The target of Agenda 2030 is to eradicate extreme poverty. Even though global extreme poverty is on the decline, recent statistics show that the rate of decline has slowed. South-South cooperation can play a significant role in getting us back […]
15/10/2019

Grants to Pacific and Caribbean Bring SSC Support Through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund to $176m

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced new grants to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund during meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) alongside the United Nations General Assembly in September. 14 million USD […]
03/10/2019

India-UN Fund: Improving Healthcare Services Across Palau

The government of Palau and UNOPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to improve the quality, availability and access to primary healthcare services through resilient infrastructure.  A $1.5 million grant from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (India-UN Fund) […]