India is elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women aims to promote womens rights and shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide.
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Updated: Sep 16, 2020 02:57:55 pm

India is elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

16 September 2020 Current Affairs:India is elected as the Member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The 54-member the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held the first plenary meeting of its 2021 session in the General Assembly Hall. The principal global body held elections for two seats in the Asia-Pacific States category. Three countries namely Afghanistan, India, and China competed. Afghanistan garnered 39 votes and India won 38 votes of the 54 ballots cast. China got 27 votes failed to get the required majority of 28 votes.

Highlights:
♦ India and Afghanistan will join Austria, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Israel, Latvia, Nigeria, Turkey, and Zambia. 
♦ The above countries were elected to the Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term starting from 2021-2025.
♦ The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the UN's ECOSOC.
♦ It focuses on gender equality and women empowerment.
♦ The Commission on the Status of Women aims to promote women’s rights and shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide.
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