India Elected to UN Statistical Commission

  • 06 Apr 2023

Recently, India has been elected to the highest statistical body of the United Nations, the UN Statistical Commission, for a four-year term beginning on January 1, 2024.

  • India won the election with 46 out of 53 votes, leaving behind competitors Republic of Korea, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • India's expertise in the field of statistics, diversity, and demography has earned it a seat on the UN Statistical Commission according to External Affairs Minister.
  • A second candidate is yet to be decided between South Korea and China.
  • The balloting process to elect the remaining Asia Pacific states member is yet to be concluded, with a decision expected later in the day.