India defeats China on international forum, wins massive votes to secure ECOSOC membership

India is making the headlines for all the right reasons. In a big for the country, India has won membership of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations, on Monday (local time).

Taking to Twitter, Tirumurti said, “India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected members of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It`s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women`s empowerment in all our endeavours. We thank member states for their support.”

India, Afghanistan and China had contested the elections to the Commission on Status of Women. India won the ballot among the 54 members, leaving China behind. While China could not cross the half-way mark. Afghanistan has also been elected as a member.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the famous Beijing World Conference on Women (1995). India will be a member of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years, 2021 to ‘25. The news came amid tension between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

It is a proud moment for every Indian that India was elected as a member. Ever since PM Narendra Modi took charge at the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014, the vision of India has been changed and the world’s perception towards India is also changing.

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