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Updated Tue, 15 Sep 2020 06:34 PM IST
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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body, a global body that works in the area of gender equality and women empowerment. CSW is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India's permanent representative at the United Nations, TS Tirumurthy, said the selection was a confirmation of India's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment.
India wins seat in prestigious #ECOSOC body!
India elected member of commission on status of women #CSW. Going a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and attacking empowerment in all our efforts.
– PR UN Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) September 14, 2020
India, Afghanistan and China participated in the elections for the members of the Women's Status Commission. India and Afghanistan won 54 members while China got less than half of the votes. Afghanistan got 39 votes under the leadership of Ambassador Adela Raj to the United Nations and India got 38 votes out of 54 ballots.
Explain that it was established on 21 June 1946 under a resolution of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. 45 member countries of the United Nations serve as members of this commission.