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In a closely monitored election, India has squarely beaten China and assumed a seat on the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU): the United Nation’s oversight body. The JIU is a subsidiary component of the General Assembly. The Unit that administers separate funds and programs contains a stature that is recognized by UN Specialized Agencies. The JIU is composed of not more than eleven Inspectors, each of whom serves a five-year term, renewable only once.
China has held the Asian seat for the past ten years and the only other Asian Inspector in the powerful Unit that commands oversight of the UN and its activities is the Japanese representative. India has previously held the seat only once, in 1968. Part of the reason for its contestation was the expectation that China would not enter into a bid for re-election, having already renewed its term once.
However, one of the “Big Five,” China sought re-election and was promptly defeated by India that safely secured 106 votes against 77. India, ironically, is also seeking a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and this move is expected to gain the country some momentum in its application. India starts its five-year term in the Joint Inspection Unit on January 1, 2013.