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Pakistan Wins UN’s Committee for Programme and Coordination Election


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

17th Sep, 2020. 06:01 pm
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Pakistan Wins UN’s Committee for Programme and Coordination Election

The 54-member United Nation (UN)’s Committee & Programme and Coordination has elected Pakistan once again, Foreign office confirmed.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan has received the overwhelming support of 96% of the total number in the elections.

Pakistan’s re-election to the CPC is an authentic endorsement of Pakistan’s meaningful engagement with the United Nations, as well as its participation in the areas of international economic cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Committee is a key subsidiary of the ECOOSOC and the United Nations General Assembly for Planning, Programming and Coordination.

The CPC also has the responsibility to review UN programs and make recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on the activities of programs on a legislative mandate.

The Foreign Office said that Pakistan’s presence in the committee would help us in streamlining UN programs and budget planning.

Pakistan has been a member of this 34-member committee since 1973 and after its recent election, it will now work on it for another three years from 2021 to 2023.

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Pakistan is currently serving as the President of the ECOOSOC at the United Nations, a key United Nations body and a central platform for economic and social development to achieve internationally agreed development goals. Consensus and coordinated efforts are made.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Hafeez Chaudhry said that they hope that with our rejoining the CPC, Pakistan will work together with the international community to promote international cooperation and common goals of economic and social development. It will continue as enshrined in the UN Charter.

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