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India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council, gets overwhelming support from Asian and Pacific nations

India got another three-year term on ECOSOC after the General Assembly (UNGA) voted in favour of India with New Delhi garnering support of 183 out of 188 countries.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Updated:16 Jun 2017, 7:04 AM IST]
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ECOSOC chamber at UN - File Pic

With solid backing from Asian and Pacific countries, India has been re-elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

India got another three-year term on ECOSOC after the General Assembly (UNGA) voted in favour of India with New Delhi garnering support of 183 out of 188 countries. 

36-member ECOSOC guides United Nations’ sustainable development policies and coordinates the activities of several UN units and organisations working for development and social and economic issues.

India's electoral victory came a day after another a day earlier when Neeru Chadha was elected a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in a measure of its influence at the UN.

Pakistan received just a single vote for the ECOSOC.

Japan received 185 votes, the highest number of votes for the three seats from the Asia-Pacific region, and the Philippines, 182.

 

India will retake its seat in January when its current term ends.

(With IANS inputs)