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India has been elected a member of the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW). This committee is part of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). (Symbolic)
- TS Pirumurthy, India's permanent representative to the UN, gave this information via a tweet.
- Apart from India, Afghanistan and China were also in this race, India got success
India achieved a great success in the United Nations. India has been elected a member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW). This committee is part of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India's tenure will last from 2021 to 2025. 54 members voted for the committee. India got the most votes. According to the news agency, China could not get even half of the total votes.
Tirumurti gave information
TS Thirumurthy, India's permanent representative at the UN, tweeted to give information about this. Said, “India has made a place in the CSW Committee of ECOSOC, an important UN Council. This shows how serious we are making efforts for gender equality and women empowerment. We are thankful to the supporting countries. ” The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has also been tagged in the tweet.
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
Three countries were in the running
According to the news agency, India, China and Afghanistan were in the race to become members of CSW. India and Afghanistan won 54 countries voting. China could not get even half the votes against India. CSW works in the area of gender equality. This committee was formed in 1946. ECOSOC consists of 45 members at a time. 11 members are elected from Asia. Apart from these, 9 are from Latin America and Caribbean countries, 8 from Western Europe and four from Eastern Europe.