India Wins Election to Crucial NGO Committee in UN

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the United Nations. It topped the election held by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in the Asia Pacific States category.

India got the highest number of votes at 46, followed by Pakistan 43, Bahrain 40 and China 39. The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations is a standing committee of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Its main tasks include consideration of applications for consultative status and requests for reclassification submitted by NGOs.

Source- The United Nations

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-

  • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 24th of October 1945. 
  • It is currently made up of 193 Member States.
  • The Headquarters of UN: New York, USA.
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of United Nations.