Beating China in a hotly contested elections, India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The information was shared by TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations.
Announcing the news on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Tirumurti said, “India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected member of Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It’s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in all our endeavours. We thank member states for their support.”
As India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women, while India and Afghanistan won the ballot among the 54 members, China could not even cross the half-way mark.
This came when the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the famous Beijing World Conference on Women (1995).