India secured its place as a member of the United Nation`s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations, on Monday .

“India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected member of Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It`s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women`s empowerment in all our endeavours. We thank member states for their support,” Tirumurti said in a tweet.

India, Afghanistan and China contested for the elections to reserve a seat in the Commission on Status of Women.

Even as India and Afghanistan won the ballot among the 54 members, China could not cross the half-way mark.

India will be a member of United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women for four years–2021 to 2025.

Earlier on June 18, India was elected as one of the non-permanent members to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after securing 184 votes out of the total 192.

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