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India beats China in highly-contested election to becomes member of UN's commission on status of women

In a significant victory, India got elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the principal global body focussed on gender equality and women empowerment, beating China in a hotly-contested election.

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United Nations Published on: September 15, 2020 18:13 IST
India beats China in highly-contested election to becomes member of UN's commission on status of wom
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India beats China in highly-contested election to becomes member of UN's commission on status of women 

In highly-contested electionIn a significant victory, India got elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women by beating China. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council.

It is learnt that China also suffered defeat in the election of United Nations Statistical Commission, which is the highest body of the global statistical system bringing together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world.  However, India was not contesting that election.

On India's victory in UN commission on the status of women, India special representative tweeted: "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."

According to news agency ANI, India got 38 votes and Afghanistan secured 39 votes in 54 ballots cast. China was also contesting the Asia Pacific category for the membership of Commission on status of women but could not make it.

Elections of UN commission on population and development was also held yesterday.

Big elections for the International Court of Justice is lined up for next year, China will be looking for the position in the high office, however, if setbacks continue it will not be an easy task for Beijing.

(With inputs from agencies) 

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