UNO - Current Affairs for April, 2017

UNO Current Affairs for April, 2017

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▼ CPC, ECOSCO elect India as member    [04-24-17]

India has won elections to two subsidiary bodies of a UN organ focussed on social and economic issues.

India along with 12 other members was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The country garnered the most number of votes in the Asian group, with 49 out of 50 members of ECOSOC voting in its favour.

ECOSOC: Know More

  • Abbreviation: ECOSOC/CESNU
  • Formation: 1945
  • Type: Primary organ
  • Legal status: Active
  • Head: President of the ECOSOC
  • Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava[since 2016]
  • Website:

Chronology of events
The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India and the UN Women will together organise a two-week training programme for female peacekeepers here from April 3 to 14.