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Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs Engages in Global Partnerships for Tribal Development

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, led by Secretary Vibhu Nayar, orchestrated a significant meeting at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi, with UN Agencies and other global organizations. The event, titled ‘Viksit Bharat @2047 – Accelerating Tribal Development: Collaborative Global Partnerships,’ aimed to forge partnerships in key areas such as Service Delivery, Tribal Health, Tribal Education, Tribal Livelihood, Tribal Socio-Cultural Heritage, and Infrastructure.

In her welcome address, Additional Secretary (Tribal Affairs), R. Jaya outlined the meeting’s agenda and expressed pleasure at the exploration of partnerships with UN and other international agencies in tribal affairs and tribal development.

Positive discussions during the meeting focused on potential collaborations between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and international agencies in the outlined thematic areas. Vibhu Nayar highlighted the importance of these partnerships in achieving Sustainable Development Goals in India and emphasized the integral role of tribal communities in the country’s development.

Vibhu Nayar concluded the meeting by urging all stakeholders to collaborate and ensure the success of the event. He emphasized the need for increased discussions and engagement in five thematic areas, calling for the identification and expansion of operations to foster collaboration and coordination among organizations in similar areas across states. Additionally, he stressed the importance of showcasing Indian tribal achievements globally and learning from the best global practices.

The one-day program aimed to facilitate a dialogue between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, UN Agencies, and international foundations to explore potential collaborations and partnerships in various sectors to enhance tribal development. The objective was to identify key areas of intervention, discuss possible projects and initiatives, and establish a framework for collaboration and partnership to ensure sustainable outcomes for tribal communities.

The event witnessed participation from UN Agencies and global organizations such as UNICEF, UNEP, WHO, World Bank, UNDP, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Volunteer, UN WOMEN, UNESCO, JICA, IFAD, ILO, and WSP, among others.

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