India has been elected for the second year in a three-year term for the second consecutive year in the ECOSOC, an important institution related to economic, social and environmental issues in the United Nations.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council election has won 18 countries including India. India has got the highest number of 183 votes after Japan in the Asia-Pacific category. It was voted on Thursday to fill 18 vacancies of ECOSOC.
India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin tweeted “And one day, and one election. India has won again.” Thanks for the support. Member countries, India was again elected to ECOSOC.
Defeat to Pakistan
India was eager to elect again in ECOSOC because its current term is ending this year. Pakistan’s term is also ending this year, but it had to face defeat in the elections held yesterday.
Significantly, one day before the election of ECOSOC, international law expert Niru Chadha won the elections of the international panchayat in maritime law. Chadda had bagged the highest number of 120 votes in the Asia Pacific region and was elected in the first round.
ECOSOC is one of six main institutions of the United Nations.