India was elected to four key bodies of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).
India was elected to these bodies during ECOSOC’s coordination and management meeting held at UN headquarters in New York, United States (US) by acclamation i.e. form of election that does not use a ballot.
Four key subsidiary bodies are
- Executive Board of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - India is elected for a 3 year term beginning January 2016. It was elected, along with 13 other nations.
- Executive Board of World Food Programme (WFP) – India is re-elected to the for a 2 year period starting from January 2016, along with 5 other nations.
- Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) – India is elected for a 3 year period starting from January 2016. India was elected along with 19 other nations. Some of them are Iran, Pakistan, Austria, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and US.
- Governing Council of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) – India is elected for a 3 year period starting from January 2016 along with 13 other nations.
With this, India has created significant 100 percent record of winning the UNECOSOC elections.