ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is re-elected as a member of the Committee on Programme and Coordination of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Saturday.
Pakistan secured 48 votes out of 50 members of ECOSOC present and voting. Since 1973 Pakistan has remained a member of CPC except for one-term from 1985 to 1987. After its recent election, Pakistan will continue its membership till 2020.
The committee works as a main subsidiary body of ECOSOC and is charged with reviewing the UN programmes as defined in its strategic framework. It also guides the UN Secretariat to translate the mandates of the General Assembly and the Security Council into programmes.
This election is yet another manifestation of the confidence of international community in Pakistan’s pro-active role within the UN system.