Permanent representative of India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, on September 15, announced that India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
“India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected member of the 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,” he wrote on Twitter.
India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women. While India and Afghanistan won the ballot among the 54 members, China did not make it past the half-way mark. India will be a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years – 2021 to 2025.
Earlier on June 18, 2020, India was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with an overwhelming support, garnering 184 votes out of 192, where the minimum requirement was 128.
India’s two-year term will begin on January 1, 2021. This will be the eighth time India will be serving on the Security Council.