India elected to UN's highest statistical body for 4-year term
India has been selected to the United Nations' highest statistical body for a four-year term, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said. He also stated that India's expertise in the field of statistics, diversity and demography has earned it a seat on the UN Statistical Commission.
India have won handsomely in just completed UN Statistical Commission election-securing 46 out of 53 votes, leaving rivals ROK (23) China (19) and UAE (15) far behind. In brief, victory for India.
This was a multi-cornered election, four candidates for two seats, according to the sources.
India was elected as a member of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) of the United Nations, according to the statement released by the permanent mission of India to the United Nations in New York.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs supervises the application of international drug control treaties, while the Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS supports and provides strategic direction for an international response to HIV/AIDS. India has also been elected to the United Nations' highest statistical body for a four-year term.