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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
09-December-2010 17:44 IST
Contribution of India to UNESCO
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The Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V. Narayanasamy informed the Rajya Sabha today that besides making regular financial contributions to UNESCO’s budget, India has contributed by actively participating in various fora of UNESCO, including Inter-Governmental Committees.  In a written reply he said, India maintains a permanent delegation at UNESCO, Paris, for purpose of representation.

 

Details of contribution made to UNESCO

 

 

Year

2008-09

2009-10

Contribution to UNESCO’s Programme and Budget

Rs.7,46,18,093/-

 

Rs.8,06,10,760/-

 

Contribution made for culture related Conventions

 

 

Year

2008-09

2009-10

 

1. Contribution to Fund for   the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

 

2. Contribution to Fund for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

 

3. Contribution to International Fund for Cultural Diversity

 

 

Rs.5,82,118/-

 

 

Rs.5,82,118/-

 

 

Rs. 7,09,990/-

 

 

 

Rs.6,77,955/-

 

 

Rs. 6,77,955/-

 

 

Rs. 6,77,955/-

 

The Minister said, the General Conference of UNESCO establishes its goals and priorities every two years and sets the budget. The Programme and Budget of UNESCO is approved every two years by the General Conference. It translates the policy directions and focus provided by the Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 into concrete thematic and policy-style approaches for the five Programme Sectors of UNESCO (Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information). The Executive Board meets twice a year to follow programme implementation. India is represented on the Executive Board of UNESCO since its inception.

 

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