India Has Been Elected To The United Nations Economic And Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Four Major Bodies:
India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) four major bodies, including the Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
- To the Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Right, Ambassador Preeti Saran has been re-elected.
- In 2018, she was first elected to the Asia Pacific seat on the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
- On 1st January 2019 her first four-year term began.
- The 4 bodies to which India has been elected
- The Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
- The Commission for Social Development
- The Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations
- The Commission on Science and Technology for Development
- The Commission for Social Development (CSocD), since the World Summit for Social Development that was held in Copenhagen, has become the United Nation’s key body in charge of the implementation and follow-up of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme for Action. The CSocD’s purpose is to advise ECOSOC on various social policies along with pieces of advice on all social field-related matters that are not covered by the specialized inter-governmental agencies.
- Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations is ECOSOC’s standing committee and was established in 1946. The committee’s main tasks include considering petitions for consultative status and reclassification requests that are submitted by non-governmental organizations.