India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations, on Monday (local time).
Taking to Twitter, Tirumurti said, “India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected member of Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It’s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in all our endeavours. We thank member states for their support.”
India wins seat in prestigious #ECOSOC body!
India elected Member of Commission on Status of Women #CSW. It’s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in all our endeavours.
— PR UN Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) September 14, 2020
India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women. Even as India and Afghanistan won the ballot among the 54 members, China could not cross the half-way mark.
Join us live. @UNECOSOC is holding today its first in-person plenary meeting. On the agenda, the Council will consider outstanding matters from the 2020 Session. https://t.co/1C7HhYJrdI pic.twitter.com/ss49itqt1U
— UN ECOSOC President (@UNECOSOC) September 14, 2020
This year is the 25th anniversary of the famous Beijing World Conference on Women (1995).
India will be a member of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years, 2021 to ’25.
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