India elected to United Nations Economic and Social Council
Recently India has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the period from 2022 to 2024.
Apart from India, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Oman were also selected from the Asia region. While Ivory Coast, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tunisia and Tanzania were selected from the Africa region. While Croatia and the Czech Republic were selected from the Eastern European region. Belize, Chile and Peru were selected from Latin America and the Caribbean.
United Nations Economic and Social Council – ECOSOC
- The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is a group of member states of the United Nations Organization. It was established in 1945. It has 54 member states, who are elected by the General Assembly for three years. The term of each member is three years. One-third of the members are relieved every year, that is, 18 members are changed every year. A relieved member can also be re-elected.
- The term of its chairman is for one year. The Council meets for four weeks in July each year, and since 1998 it has had another conference in April with the financial ministers of the World Bank and the International Economic Fund.
- ECOSOC assists the General Assembly in international economic and social cooperation and development programmes. This council strives to make international peace effective through social problems. According to this, the only solution to make peace in the world is not political.
Source – The Hindu