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Indian elected to ECOSOC for three years

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) An Indian diplomat, Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, has been elected to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term from 2007-2010.

The Committee deals with International Covenant on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights, to which India is a party.

The mebers nominated to the Committee are experts with recognised cometence in the field of Human Rights, who serve in their personal capacity.

Mr Dasgupta, a member of the Indian Foreign Service for 38 years before retiring in 2000, was India's Ambassador to China, Belgium and Luxembourg, the EU and India's High Commissioner in Singapore and Tanzania.

He is currently a distinguished fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) where he workd on climate change and sustainabe development issues.

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