TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
Union Cabinet given its nod for MoU between India and UN-Women
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing MoU(Memorandum of Understanding ) between India and United Nation Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The Union Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The MoU between India and UN-Women seeks to provide technical support to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to increase the opportunities for gender equality through legislation , policies an programmes in Government Institutions
The MoU also works to promote participation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions to focus on building capacities of Elected Women Representatives to empower and enhance their effectiveness
It works for time-bound results in the activities identified jointly by the ministry and UN Women within the framework for cooperation under United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
It is primarily implemented at the district and sub-district level in 6 states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.