UN Secures $256M For 2012 Development Activities

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    The United Nations has raised some $256 million in core, unrestricted funding for its development activities in 2012 at a recent pledging conference in New York.

    Delegates from 22 member states outlined financial commitments and promised support for activities of the U.N. Development Program, UNICEF, U.N. Population Fund, U.N. Environment Program, U.N. Women and U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, among other U.N. entities involved in global development efforts.

    Among the countries who attended the conference, dubbed 2011 U.N. Pledging Conference for Development Activities, were Singapore, Luxembourg, Thailand, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Russia and India.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.