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India elected to UN Economic and Social Council for 2022-24 term

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  • June 10, 2021
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India elected to UN Economic and Social Council for 2022-24 term

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International Relations 

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  • India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC for the term 2022-24.

Important value additions

United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC) 

  • The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945.
  • It is one of the six main organs of the United Nations.
  • Members:
    • The Council consists of 54 Member States, elected yearly by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.
    • Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation 
  • Mandate: It is the central platform for: 
    • fostering debate and innovative thinking
    • forming consensus on ways forward
    • coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.
  • It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits

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