India elected to four United Nations agencies [ Current News (Concise) ]

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India was elected to four important United Nations (UN) agencies and they include agencies are United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the Governing Council of UN-Habitat. India was elected to these bodies at the Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) of UNECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council) held at the UN headquarters in New York, USA.

  • India, along with 13th other nations, was elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for a three year period starting from January 2016.
  • India was elected to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) along with 19 other nations for a three year period starting from January 2016. Some of the nations that were elected to CCPCJ included Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Austria, France, Sweden and the United States
  • India was re-elected to the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) along with thirteen other nations for a three year period starting from January 2016.
  • India was re-elected to ECOSOC by garnering the maximum number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group in October 2014 and India was re-elected to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council for the period of 2015-17 with India has a 100 percent record of winning the UNECOSOC elections.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 13, 2015