India gets elected into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Monday by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).TS Tirumurti, Indian Ambassador to the United Nations thanked all UN Member States.
Indian Ambassador to UN tweeted that he thank all Member States of the @UN for their vote of confidence in India for #ECOSOC.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the organs of the United Nations(UN) which came into existence by the UN Charter in 1945. The economic and social council has 54 Members of the United Nations which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly.
ECOSOC synchronizes economic and social fields and related work of the 14 United Nations specialized agencies, 8 functional commissions, and 5 regional commissions. It centrally serves as the forum for the deliberation of international economic and social issues. The economic and social council also helps in formulating policy recommendations directed towards the Member States and the United Nations. It is responsible for encouraging higher standards of living and full employment. It takes economic and social progress into consideration. It Identifies solutions to the various problems of international economic, social, and health. It Facilitates international cultural and educational cooperation and encourages universal respect for human rights.
On Monday, 18 states were elected into the ECOSOC for a three-year term. Apart from India, other elected countries were, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tanzania, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Oman from Asia. Croatia, the Czech Republic, Belize, Chile, Peru from Latin America and Caribbean states.Belgium, Canada, Italy, the United States, and many others. These countries are elected for a three-year term starting from January 1, 2022. ECOSOC has 54 members, which are elected every year by the General Assembly of the United nation (UNGA) for 3-year terms.
Currently, India is serving the 2021-22 term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).