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INDIA ELECTED TO THE 3 BODIES OF THE UNITED NATION

INDIA  ELECTED TO THE 3 BODIES OF THE UNITED NATION

Context

India was recently elected to the 3 bodies of the United Nations.

Details

  • They were the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.
  • All these 3 bodies work under the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
  • India was chosen for every one of these three bodies by acclamation which means honouring someone.
  • India’s term to these bodies starts on January 1, 2022.

About United Nations Economic and Social Council

  • It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.
  • It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.
  • The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

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