United Nations appreciates India’s solar panel gift


United Nations appreciates India’s solar panel gift

The United Nations is very appreciative of India’s gift of solar panels to it, a spokesperson for the Secretary General has said, amid suggestions that their energy can be used to run escalators in the world body’s headquarters that have been partially shut as part of austerity measures implemented due to a severe liquidity crisis at the organisation.

The United Nations is facing a severe liquidity crisis, reaching its deepest deficit of the decade. Several emergency measures have been put in place by the UN to tide over the financial crunch.

Official travel will be limited to the most essential activities, air conditioning and heating in the UN Secretariat has been reduced outside official working hours and catering facilities are being operated with reduced hours. Read More

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