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Pakistan re-elected to UN committee

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) by securing 52 votes from the 54-member United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

According to the Foreign Office, Pakistan’s reelection to the CPC is a resounding validation of Pakistan’s meaningful engagement within the United Nations as well as its contributions in the areas of international economic cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The committee functions as the main subsidiary organ of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly for Planning, Programming and Coordination of the work of the United Nations. The CPC is also charged with reviewing UN programmes and making recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on translating legislative mandates into programmatic activities.

The Foreign Office said Pakistan’s presence at the committee will help us contribute to the effective formulation of the programmes and budget planning of the United Nations.

Pakistan has been a member of this 34-member Committee since 1973, and with its latest reelection, would serve on it from 2021 to 2023 for another three-year term.

Pakistan is also presently serving as ECOSOC President which is one of the principal organs of the UN and the central platform for economic and social development, forging consensus and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals.

The foreign office said Pakistan will continue to work with the international community for promoting the shared goals of international cooperation and economic and social development as enshrined in the UN Charter.

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