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Former diplomat Preeti Saran elected to UN s Socio-Economic, Cultural panel

Preeti Saran, a former senior Indian diplomat, has been elected unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the UN s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). Saran was elected Wednesday to the CESCR for a term beginning on January 1, 2019 and expiring on December 31, 2022. She has been elected by acclamation the 18-member committee of experts that monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Election by acclamation. Thanks to all our friends for electing by acclamation India s candidate Amb. Preeti Saran to @UN Committee on Economic Social Cultural Rights for 4 year term starting on 1 January 2019, India s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. The UN Economic and Social Council voted to fill regular and outstanding vacancies in 11 of its subsidiary bodies, including the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. Members of the CESCR serve in their personal capacities as experts and do not .

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