The contribution is voluntary with no strings attached and is in addition to the regular payments India makes to the UN's general and peacekeeping budgets.
"Home to 350 million young people, India, is an important partner to us and we really look forward to working with you," Wickramanayake tweeted.
The Youth Envoy's mission is to promote the engagement of youth and advocate for them across all the four pillars of the UN's work - sustainable development, human rights, peace and security and humanitarian action.
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