India on 21 April 2017 won the elections to two subsidiary bodies of a United Nations (UN) Organisations.
These two organisations are Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) and International Narcotics Control Board.
India's Election to Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC)
• India, along with 12 other members, was elected for the period of three years to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
• It garnered the most number of votes in the Asian group, with 49 out of 50 members of ECOSOC voting in its favour.
• The other 12 members elected for three-year terms include Burkina Faso, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, the United Kingdom and United States.
• The CPC is the main subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly for planning, programming and coordination.
India's Election to International Narcotics Control Board
• On the other hand, India, along with 19 other nations, was also elected by acclamation to the International Narcotics Control Board for a four-year term period beginning January 2018.
• The other 19 members include Burkina Faso, Cd’Ivoire, Togo, Algeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Cuba.
• The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions.