India has been elected as a member of UN’s Commission on Status of Women

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News: India has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women(CSW) for four years from 2021-2025.

Facts:

  • Commission on the Status of Women(CSW or UNCSW): It was established in 1946.It is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC), one of the main UN organs within the United Nations.
  • Purpose: It is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Headquarters: New York, USA.

Additional Facts:

  • UN Women: It was established in 2010.It is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.