“India is proud to share excellent diplomatic relations with member states of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as with the Least Developing Countries (LDCs). It was for this reason that we supported the proposal to set up a SIDS/LDCs Trust Fund that can go a long way facilitating the participation of SIDS/LDCs countries in the proceedings of the Human Rights Council (HRC).
It is heartening to see that the contributions to the Trust Fund are having the desired impact on the ground where the deliberations of the HRC have been widened and enriched by the presence of delegates from SIDS/LDCs.
We also hope that our contribution to the SIDS/LDCs Trust Fund will encourage other countries to extend support to the Fund and thus contribute towards true universalization of the functioning of the HRC”.
-H.E. Mr. Ajit Kumar, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva