Pakistan elected VP of UN body on climate change
WARSAW: Pakistan has been elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations convention on climate change on Sunday.
Pakistan also bagged membership of five other climate change bodies during the elections held at COP-24 in Poland.
The bodies in which Pakistan secured seats include the Executive Board of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), Adaptation Committee (AC), Consultative Group of Experts (CGE), and Technology Executive Committee (TEC).
The victory on these important bodies reflects international community’s acknowledgment about Pakistan’s constructive engagement in tackling climate change.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan, on November 5, had won a four year term for the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) during elections held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to a statement released by the ministry, Pakistan had one of the 13 countries elected to this important body from Asia and Australasia region. Pakistan secured 155 out of a total of 177 votes cast.