India elected as member of key UN bodies including Statistical Commission and Commission on Narcotic Drugs

  1. India has been elected as a member of the UN Statistical Commission, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS by the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC of the United Nations.
  2. The Statistical Commission is responsible for setting standards in the field of statistics, and India was a member of the Commission in 2004, returning after two decades.
  3. India’s expertise in statistics, diversity, and demography earned it a seat on the UN Statistical Commission, according to External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.
  4. The Commission on Narcotic Drugs supervises international drug control treaties, while the Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS provides strategic direction for a global response to HIV/AIDS.
  5. India’s overwhelming support in the elections reflects the international community’s trust in its expertise, according to the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York.
  6. India aims to make its due contributions in these bodies and others in the spirit of advancing multilateral solutions to global challenges, guided by the philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘The World is One Family’.

Question: Which of the following reflects India’s guiding philosophy in its approach to contributing to UN bodies such as the Statistical Commission and Commission on Narcotic Drugs?
a) ‘The World is One Family’
b) ‘Make in India’
c) ‘Digital India’
d) ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Answer: a) ‘The World is One Family

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