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Current Affair Diary 17/09/2020

International relations

*Commission on Status of Women (CSW*

✓India has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

India will be a member for four years (2021 to 2025).

✓The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

✓It is a functional commission of the ECOSOC.

✓It was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

✓It promotes women’s rights, highlights the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and helps in shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

✓45 member states of the United Nations serve as members of the Commission at any one time.


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