India elected to UN’s highest statistical body for 4-year term, Jaishankar extends congratulations
6 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced on Wednesday that India has been appointed to the United Nations' highest statistical body for a four-year term.
Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced on Wednesday that India has been appointed to the United Nations’ highest statistical body for a four-year term.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “India elected to the highest UN statistical body for a 4-year term beginning on 1 January 2024! Congrats Team @IndiaUNNewYork for coming through so strongly in a competitive election.” He also noted that India’s strength in statistics, diversity, and demographics won it a seat on the United Nations Statistical Commission.
India won easily in the recently concluded UN Statistical Commission election, earning 46 out of 53 votes, trailing opponents ROK (23) China (19) and UAE (15). In a nutshell, India has won.
According to the sources, this was a multi-cornered election, with four candidates competing for two seats.
The United Nations Statistical Commission, founded in 1947, is the highest organisation of the global statistics system, bringing together Chief Statisticians from all member countries.
It is the top decision-making organisation for international statistical activity, responsible for setting statistical standards and developing concepts and methods, as well as their national and international implementation.