For the period 2022-24, India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

The Council is made up of 54 Member States who are elected by the General Assembly each year for three-year terms that overlap.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 14, 2021 11:53:22 am

14 June 2021 Current Affairs:India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC, for the term 2022-24, and it is also a non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for the term 2021-22.

About United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC): 
♦ In 1945, the United Nations Charter established ECOSOC. 
♦ It is one of the United Nations' six main organs. 
♦ The Council is made up of 54 Member States who are elected by the General Assembly each year for three-year terms that overlap. The Council seats are allocated based on geographical representation.
♦ It serves as the central platform for: 
- fostering debate and innovative thinking 
- reaching consensus on next steps 
- coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed-upon goals. 
- It is also in charge of following up on major UN conferences and summits.
 
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