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 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 concludes its second successful year

“The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is a welcome contribution that is championing greater prosperity and opportunity for all,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of anniversary celebrations of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund at United Nations Headquarters. […]

Second Anniversary Commemoration of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund

“On June 6 the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations; the President of the Economic and Social Council and Permanent Representative of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations; the Administrator of the United Nations […]

At BAPA+40, UNESCO and the India-UN Fund launch projects benefiting The Gambia and Togo

As world leaders meet in Buenos Aires to provide impetus for South-South cooperation and shape its complementary role within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the India-UN Fund launched new projects with the governments of The Gambia and Togo. In […]

Partner countries in India-funded Climate Early Warning Systems project renew commitment to face climate challenges

The board members of the Climate Early Warning System (CLEWS) project met in Rarotonga, Cook Islands between January 28-30, 2019 to renew the commitment of the partners to work together to strengthen knowledge sharing, improve networking and coordination, foster ownership […]

India Hails South-South Cooperation as a Win-Win for all Partners

February 1, 2019 Earlier today, the UNOSSC welcomed a high-level delegation from the Ministry of External Affairs, India and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC and Envoy of the Secretary-General on […]

Joint UNOSSC-Commonwealth Initiative for Peace and Development in Small States Launched at UNOSSC

Meeting in New York, representatives from Commonwealth countries endorsed the initiative, “Southern Solidarity for Sustainable Peace and Development in Small States”, jointly co-designed and managed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). More than 30 […]

India-funded Assessment Study in eSwatini successfully completes first phase of data collection

The Poverty Participatory Assessment project in the Kingdom of eSwatini involves a qualitative study that aims to leverage the perspectives and solutions of the people of eSwatini in the analysis of poverty for strategic national development. The project is being […]

India-funded project garners praise for livelihood improvements in Chad

The Government of India-funded project “Reinforce the Resilience of the Vulnerable Populations in the Regions of the Kanem and Lake Chad”, implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Water and Fishing, is focused on restoring degraded lands […]

UNESCO: Green Economy in Nigeria gets a boost from India-UN Fund

Jointly advancing environmental sustainability and poverty reduction is a challenge the government of Nigeria holds at heart. In pursuit of these interlinked objectives, the Ministry of the Environment and the Man and the Biosphere National Committee of Nigeria proposed a […]

India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports first-ever official population projections and SDG Youth Score Card in Moldova

Government of Moldova, in collaboration with UNFPA and the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, will establish a population register in the run up to the upcoming Population and Housing Census in the 2020 Global Round. The project “Improve availability of administrative […]

India-UN Development Partnership Fund approves UNESCO Initiative to Enhance Livelihoods in Togo while Strengthening Biodiversity

The project “Biodiversity Businesses in Fazao-Malfakassa National Park: A Means to Poverty Reduction, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development” – a unique example of triangular partnership between the Government of Togo, the Government of India and UNESCO – was recently approved […]

With support from the UN-India Development Partnership Fund, Mauritania and WHO are implementing a project to reduce maternal mortality in Nouakchott

With support from the UN-India Development Partnership Fund, the Ministry of Health, Government of Mauritania and WHO are implementing a project “Enhancing Capacity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Nouakchott”. This initiative aims to enable 11 reproductive health centres through building […]