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India wins 6 polls to UN Economic, Social Council bodies

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has won six elections to UN (Ecosoc) bodies, five of them unanimously.

In the polls held on Monday, won places on the boards of four UN bodies, three commissions and a committee.

faced an election within the the group only for the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Committee and it polled the highest number of votes, receiving 46 votes, followed by with 43, while received 39.

After that vote, was elected by acclamation in all the six elections by the entire Ecosoc, which comprises all the 193 members of the UN.

The is considered influential because it scrutinises the NGOs applying for consultative status with Ecosoc and can recommend or block them.

will serve a four-year term on the panel starting January 2019.

Another important election was to the Boards of the (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

One election is held for the three and will serve three-year terms from January 2019 on those boards.

Separately was also elected to a three-year term starting Jnauary 2019 on the Board of UN-Women, which works for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

will start immediately on the and its term will end in September 2021.

will serve a four-year term starting immediately on the

On the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, will serve a three-year term starting January 2019.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 08:16 IST