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India faced an election within the the Asia-Pacific group only for the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Committee and it polled the highest number of votes, receiving 46 votes, followed by Pakistan with 43, while China received 39.
The NGO committee is considered influential because it scrutinises the NGOs applying for consultative status with Ecosoc and can recommend or block them.
India will serve a four-year term on the panel starting January 2019.
On the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, India will serve a three-year term starting January 2019.
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