On Monday (local time) India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Thirumurthy said that India has been elected as a member of the Commission of Women of the United Nations, an organization of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Taking to Twitter, TS Tirumurthy said, “India wins a seat in the prestigious ECOSOC body! India has been elected a member of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). It is our endeavor to promote gender equality and women empowerment in all our efforts The commitment has a significant support. ” Thanks to the member states for their support. “
India, Afghanistan and China contested for the position of the Women’s Commission. Even as India and Afghanistan won the poll among 54 members, China could not cross the halfway mark.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the famous Beijing World Conference on Women (1995).
India will remain a member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women for four years, 2021 to 2025.
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