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India elected to UN Statistical Commission

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TH

 Context: India has been elected to the highest statistical body of the United Nations for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2024

 

About UN Statistical Commission:

The United Nations Statistical Commission (est. 1947; HQ: New York) is a Functional Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It oversees the work of the United Nations Statistics Division.

Members: Its 24 member states are elected by the Economic and Social Council on the basis of the following geographical distribution: African states (5), Asian States (4), Eastern European States (4), Latin American and Caribbean States (4), Western European and other States (7).