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UNGA adopts resolution for declaring 2023 as International Year of Millets

Date: 05 March 2021 Tags: International Organizations
  • The U.N. General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution sponsored by India and supported by over 70 nations declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • The resolution titled ‘International Year of Millets 2023’ was initiated by India with Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia and Senegal and was co-sponsored by over 70 nations.
  • The 193-member General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution, declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • They have expressed confidence that the commemoration of the International Year of Millets will help in creating greater awareness of millet production. It will contribute to food security, nutrition, ensuring livelihoods and incomes of farmers.