India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with the highest margin.
Pavadia has been a member of the INCB since 2015. With current re-election, she will remain a member till 2025.
Her win provides more global space, hence more clout.
International Narcotics Control Board
It is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions.
It was established in 1968 in accordance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.
It consists of 13 members who are elected by the ECOSOC.
Each of the 13 members is elected for a five-year term and serves in their personal capacity, not as government representatives.
It is headquartered in Vienna.
It ensures adequate supplies of narcotics are available for medical and scientific purposes It also publishes an annual report providing a comprehensive survey of the drug control situation in various parts of the world to ECOSOC through the Commission.