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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