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India elected to 3 bodies of U.N. Economic and Social Council

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India has been elected by acclamation, to three bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
  • Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP)

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These UN Bodies are:

  1. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice:
  • India was elected by acclamation to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.
  • Established in 1992, it is the principal policy-making body of the UN in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.
  • Chair (at the 30th session) – Alessandro Cortese of Italy | Headquarters – Vienna, Austria.

2. Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women):

  • India was elected by acclamation to the Executive Board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • It became operational in 2011, it is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women.
  • Executive Director – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Headquarters – New York, USA.

3. Executive Board of the World Food Programme

  • India was elected to the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, along with France, Ghana, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Sweden by acclamation for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2022.
  • Established in 1961, WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations.
  • Executive Director – David Beasley | Headquarters – Rome, Italy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UN Economic and Social Council President: Munir Akram;
  • UN Economic and Social Council Headquarters: New York, USA.

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