Sharing this development, MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said that Patiala Foundation has special consultative status conferred by the UN- ECOSOC since 2018. The NGO is actively running various projects in line with multiple SDGs of the UN. The foundation is to participate in “ The 2023 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)” to be held in January end at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Ravee Singh Ahluwalia, CEO of Patiala Foundation said it is a matter of privilege for the foundation to be able to participate at this prestigious International forum. He said they would be showcasing various projects of the NGO aligned with the SDGs at the side events and will also highlight the Non Motorised Transport Infrastructure and interventions for which they are actively working with the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh along with the various interventions on pedestrian safety.
He said he is looking forward to learn from the experience of other participants and inculcate the best practices depicted there which can be adopted by us.
Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”, is theme of the 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum that will bring together UN Member States and stakeholders – from civil society, the private sector, scientists, women, youth, local governments and many others – to discuss innovative efforts that are driving action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to highlight the contributions that partnerships can make in this regard.
Mitra added that Chandigarh Smart City and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, have partnered with Patiala Foundation several times in the past like the campaigns of pasting reflective stickers on cycles of workers who cycle to work, setting up of a dedicated Helmet Bank in the Municipal Corporation and conduct of Cyclothons during the CyclesforChange workshop. She added that it was a matter of great pride that a partner organisation was presenting the achievements of the City at such a prestigious international forum.