India Wins Highest Position of UN Statistical Commission
India won a 4-year term on the international statistical organization, the United Nations Statistical Commission.
India has overwhelmingly won a “competitive” election to the UN Statistical Commission, where it will serve for 4 years. China and South Korea are still battling for the final Asia Pacific seat.
India received a resounding 46 of the 53 votes. South Korea or China must still choose a second candidate, and voting will resume later today to choose the final member of the Asia Pacific States.
Argentina, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Ukraine, the United Republic of Tanzania, and India were chosen by acclamation, whereas Argentina, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the United States of America were chosen by secret ballot.
“India selected for a 4-year term commencing on January 1, 2024, in the highest UN statistical body! Congratulations Team @IndiaUNNewYork for winning such a close election, said S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, in a tweet on Wednesday.
India has earned a position on the UN Statistical Commission, he continued, because of its “expertise in the field of statistics, diversity, & demography.”
The tenure of Kuwait, the Republic of Korea, Japan (2024), Samoa (2024), and Samoa, which are now members of the Asia-Pacific States, are all coming to an end this year.
The Chief Statisticians from member states from all over the world are represented by the United Nations Statistical Commission, which was founded in 1947 and is the highest body of the global statistical system.
It is in charge of creating statistical standards, developing concepts and methodologies, and ensuring their application at both the national and international levels. It is the highest decision-making organization for international statistical activity.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council selected the 24 member nations that make up the Commission based on a fair geographical distribution.
Seven members are from Western European and other States, five members are from African States, four members are from Asia-Pacific States, four members are from Eastern European States, four members are from Latin American and Caribbean States.