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India contributes USD 50,000 towards UN youth mission

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

has contributed USD 50,000 to the UN's youth mission which works to raise awareness and attention to youth issues globally.

UN received the cheque from Paulomi Tripathi, a in India's UN mission at the in yesterday.

"Home to 350 million young people, is an important partner to us and we really look forward to working with you," Wickramanayake said in a tweet.

She thanked India's to the UN Syed Akbaruddin for his leadership role and the support extended to the office of UN

The office of UN Antonio Guterres' on Youth works to raise international awareness and attention to youth issues among others.

Sri Lanka's Wickramanayake, who was appointed the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in June 2017 at the age of 26, works to expand the UN's youth engagement and advocacy efforts across all four pillars of work sustainable development, human rights, peace and security and humanitarian action and serves as a of and to the

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:20 IST