New Delhi : India has secured a place in the Commission associated with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) beating China at the United Nations. The commission works for the status of women. This information has been given by TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations.
Tirumurti said, India has been elected as a member of the United Nations’ Commission on Status of Women (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
This year, the 25th anniversary of the famous Beijing World Conference is being celebrated and during this time China has again suffered a major setback. India will continue to be a member of this commission for the next four years.
There was a contest between India, China and Afghanistan to get this seat in the commission. India and Afghanistan were supported by most of the 54 members, while China suffered disappointment. India finally won this seat.