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Former India diplomat elected to UN's socio-economic, cultural panel

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

Preeti Saran, a former senior Indian diplomat, has been elected unopposed to an seat on the UN's Committee on Economic, (CESCR).

The UN's and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected the recently-retired (East) by acclamation on Wednesday to the 18-member committee of experts that monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, (ICESR).

Saran, 60, will begin her four-year term on January 1.

"Thanks to all our friends for electing by acclamation India's candidate to @UN Social & Cultural Rights for 4 year term starting on 1 January 2019," India's Permanent tweeted.

Members of the CESCR serve in their personal capacities as experts and do not represent their countries even though they may have been nominated by their own nation.

She joined the in August 1982. She has served in Indian missions at Moscow, Dhaka, Cairo, Geneva, and [19] was the of at and the Indian to

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 16:25 IST