United Nations: India has been elected to the Economic and Social Council, one of the six major organs of the United Nations, for the period 2022-24.
The main task of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSAC) is to lead the three dimensions of economic, social and environmental towards sustainable development. Serves as a forum to discuss international economic and social issues and formulate policy recommendations for member countries.
India was selected in the Asia-Pacific states division along with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Oman in Monday’s election.
From African countries, C ಡಿte d’Ivoire, Ezwatini, Mauritius, Tunisia and Eastern Europe were selected, while the United Republic of Tanzania was selected from the Caribbean, Belize, Chile and Peru.
UN Ambassador to India TS Thirumurthy tweeted that he would like to thank all the member states of the United Nations for voting in favor of India for #ECOSOC.
– PR / Amb TS Tirumurti (ambtstirumurti) June 8, 2021
The 54 members for the ECOSOC are elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years. The board members were selected on the basis of geographical representation, with 14 African countries, 11 Asian countries, 6 Eastern European countries, 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries, 13 Western European and other countries, according to the EcoSac website.