New York, dt. 23 July 2022 Saturday
Six countries, including India, have dealt a major blow to six human rights groups by voting against a UN recognition motion. The proposal has been brought by the US. The proposal sought special consultative status to these six groups in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
203 human rights groups were recommended
At a meeting of the 54-member Economic and Social Council, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended 203 human rights groups for special consultative status. It also includes six other non-governmental organizations as well as the organization that runs Wikipedia. These were included in the list in a draft proposed by the United States of America but six countries including India have given a major setback by voting against it.
Report on the United Nations website
A report on the United Nations website said that the draft proposal on the list of non-governmental organizations to receive consultative status with the Council, presented by the representative of the United States of America, caused a brief stir. The draft proposal, sponsored by a total of 36 countries, recommended six non-governmental organizations on the list proposed by the Committee.