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
- 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.