India elected to UN Statistical Commission for 4-year term
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India has been elected as a member of the UN Statistical Commission, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
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India was elected to the highest statistical body of the United Nations for a term of 4 years starting from 1 January 2024.
India was elected as a member of this commission 20 years ago in 2004.
In the highly competitive election for membership of the Statistical Commission, India secured 46 out of 53 votes in a secret ballot.
India, along with South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and China, was in the fray for two seats in the Asia Pacific states category.
In the first round of voting, South Korea got 23 votes while China got 19 and the United Arab Emirates got 15 votes.
In the second round, China and South Korea got 25 votes each.
South Korea was elected for the second seat through a draw of lots after two inconclusive rounds of secret-balloting.
United Nations Statistical Commission
It was established in 1947.
It is the apex body of the global statistical system which brings together the chief statisticians of the member states around the world.
It is the supreme decision-making body for international statistical activities.
It is responsible for the establishment of statistical standards and the development of concepts and methods, including the implementation of statistical activities at national and international levels.
It oversees the work of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
It was established in 1946 by Resolution 9(I) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC),
It assists ECOSOC in monitoring the application of international drug control treaties.
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