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INDIA BEATS CHINA TO BECOME MEMBER OF UN'S COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN

INDIA BEATS CHINA TO BECOME MEMBER OF UN'S COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN

Context

India elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Details

  • India will be a member of the prestigious body for four years from 2021 to 2025.
  • India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women.
  • India and Afghanistan won the ballot among the 54 members.

About Commission on Status of Women (CSW)

  • It is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, one of the main UN organs within the United Nations.
  • It has been described as the UN organ promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Key facts
    • Founded: 21 June 1946
    • Headquarters location: New York, United States
    • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council

About Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), responsible for the direction and coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian, and cultural activities carried out by the UN.
  • Key facts
    • Founded: 1945
    • Head: President; Mona Juul
    • Headquarters: New York, United States
    • Parent organization: United Nations

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