India tops Economic and Social Council elections

India has won an election to a vital non-governmental organisation committee in the United Nations, after gathering the highest number of votes beside getting elected by acclamation of subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected India and Kuwait (Asia-Pacific States) by acclamation to the Commission for Social Development, filling outstanding seats for a four-year term beginning on the date of election.

India was among the 17 members elected by acclamation to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

The elected members are going to serve a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2019 and expiring on December 31, 2021.

Those elected members include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Swaziland, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Thailand, Belarus, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico Austria, France, Turkey and the United States. 

India got the highest number of votes at 46, followed by Pakistan (43), Bahrain (40) and China 39. While Iran lost the elections by having gotten only 27 votes.

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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