Cabinet approves MoU with UN Women

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday approved the signing of agreement between India and UN Women to strengthen gender equality in governance institutions, a cabinet communique said.

It said that the MoU between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) seeks to provide technical support to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to improve the opportunities for gender equality through legislation, policies and programmes in ministry’s institutions.

Activities under this MoU will be implemented at the district and sub-district level in six states – Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Odisha, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

The MoU will work for a time-bound results in the activities identified jointly by the ministry and UN Women within the framework of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

–IANS

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