Former Indian envoy elected to two UN panels

India`s Chandrasekhar Dasgupta has been elected by The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).

Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 11:26 AM IST

United Nations: India`s Chandrasekhar Dasgupta has been elected by The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).

Out of the 52 valid votes cast, he obtained the highest number of votes in the Asian Group. Dasgupta, a former Indian envoy to China and the European Union, and candidate from South Korea got elected with 41 and 38 votes respectively.

In addition, India got elected to the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (CNGO), Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) by acclamation.
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