India won the election of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women Economic (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Along with India, Afghanistan also secured its position in the commission of status of women. India got 38 out of 54 ballots whereas Afghanistan secured 39. However, China could not get into the commission and secured only 27 ballots. China is a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The ECOSOC held a meeting of its 2021 session in the General Assembly Hall on Monday, held elections for two seats in the Asia-Pacific States category with Afghanistan, India and China in the fray.
To inform about the win, India’s permanent representative to UN, TS Tirumurti tweeted, “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 and Afghanistan will join Argentina, Austria, Dominican Republic, Israel, Latvia, Nigeria, Turkey and Zambia, which were elected by acclamation, to the Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term beginning from 2021-2025.
Former UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Lakshmi Puri also tweeted to congratulate India on the Win.
“Victory Earned! #CSW is an important norm-setting organ for #Gender #Equality & #WomenEmpowerment & #India has made a significant contribution to evolving global women’s human rights standards in UN including #SDG5 in Agenda 2030!”
Notably,The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).