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India elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women 

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  • September 17, 2020
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India elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society; Women Empowerment & GS-II – International Relations

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  • India has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • India will be a member for four years (2021 to 2025).

Important value additions

Commission on Status of Women (CSW)

  • The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • It is a functional commission of the ECOSOC.
  • It was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.
  • It promotes women’s rights, highlights the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and helps in shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • 45 member states of the United Nations serve as members of the Commission at any one time.

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