Indian state receives UN financial aid

    The United Nations is stepping up its efforts in aiding the plight of women and children in the Indian state of Orisssa through the provision of USD24 million to support projects geared towards the enhancement of political, social and economic inclusion. “The U.N. will spend in the form of technical assistance and direct support to different welfare activities in Orissa,” said U.N. Resident Coordinator Maxine Olsen. “Activities of the United Nations Population Fund would center around improved health services delivery, immunization, support to two high HIV/AIDS prevalence districts, and nutrition for women and children,” said UNPF deputy country representative Marc Derveeuw.

    Source: UN to spend USD24 million in Orissa (The Economic Times)

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