ECOSOC Current Affairs, GK & News

India beats China to become Member of UN’s Commission on Status of Women

India has recently been elected as one of the members of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) which is a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India will be a member for four years from 2021 to 2025. Key Facts Membership to India now endorse India’s commitment to promote gender equality and women’s ..

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25 June: International Day of Seafarer observed

The International Day of the Seafarer is an annual and international event day which is celebrated worldwide on 25 June and is coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). IMO celebrated the Day of the Seafarer 2019 with Campaign– I Am On Board with gender equality. Just like previous years, the campaign was centred on ..

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MoU Signed for Rudraksh Trees Plantation in Ganga Basin

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), INTACH (The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) and HCL Foundation for plantation of 10,000 Rudraksh trees in catchment area of river Ganga Basin in Uttarakhand. Key Highlights of MoU About: NMCG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ..

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India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020. This victory has added to India’s successful record of winning crucial elections at United Nation (UN) and to UN’s subsidiary bodies. About Jagjit Pavadia She has been member of INCB since 2015 and her current term ..

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Preeti Saran’s Election to CESCR

Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran was elected unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN which monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Even though the members are nominated by the nations, the members of the CESCR serve in ..

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