India wins three elections to key UN bodies

• India won a seat each at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Committee for Programme and Coordination and the Commission on Population and Development.

• Terms will begin 2021 when India will also start its stint on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.

• ECOSOC focuses on advancing the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It was established in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the UN.

Commission on Status of Women (CSW):

• CSW, established in 1946, is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

• It is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC):

• CPC is the main subsidiary organ of the ECOSOC and the UN’s General Assembly for planning, programming and coordination.

• CPC examines the totality of the Secretary-General’s work programme giving particular attention to programme changes arising out of decisions adopted by intergovernmental organs and conferences or suggested by the Secretary-General.

Commission on Population and Development (CPD):

• It assists ECOSOC in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

• It also monitor, review and assess the implementation of the Programme of Action at the national, regional and international levels.

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Mains Paper 2: International Relation

Prelims level: Commission on Status of Women

Mains level: International regulatory bodies and their organs

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