India defeats China to win a seat in the prestigious UN body The Economic and Social Council

    15-Sep-2020   
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While Afghanistan and India polled 39 and 38 votes respectively, China could only muster 27 votes as the majority required was 28. The defeat is a telling reflection of the poor image of China at UN bodies after its handling of the Corona virus, Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations and the treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

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India has won a seat at the prestigious Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a subsidiary body of the UN, by defeating China and has become a member of Commission on Status of Women. Three countries India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections for a seat in ECOSOC. While Afghanistan and India garned sufficient votes, China failed to get the required votes to be a member of the prestigious body.
 
The seat earmarked for Asia-Pacific states had 54 ballots with 28 being the a majority mark for a seat. While Afghanistan and India polled 39 and 38 votes respectively, China could only muster 27 votes. The defeat is a telling reflection of the poor image of China at UN bodies after its handling of the Corona virus, Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations and the treatment of Uyghur Muslims.
 
 
 
Tirumuri, PR of India to UN in New York, tweeted about the victory. "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. @MEAIndia", he tweeted.
 
India will be a member of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years i.e 2021 to 2025.