India has been elected to four key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations’ agency on economic and social issues. India is elected by acclamation, to the subsidiary bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) during its coordination and management meeting. India is elected, along with 13 other nations, to the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for a three-year term beginning January 2016. UNICEF addresses the needs of children with emphasis on giving long-term benefits to children everywhere. With these election wins, India maintained its 100 per cent record of winning elections held in the United Nations Headquarters.
India is re-elected to the Executive Board of the World Food Program for the 2016-2018 term. WFP is the food assistance arm of the UN which provides food assistance to around 90 million people in 80 countries in a year. India is among the 20 nations to be elected to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) for a three-year term, beginning January 2016. Other nations elected to CCPCJ include Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Austria, France, Sweden and the United States. CCPCJ provides policy guidance to UN Member States on crime prevention and criminal justice and develop, monitor and review implementation of the UN crime prevention program. India got re-elected to the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) for the term 2016-2019. UN-Habitat is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.