Pakistan wins two key elections at UN

Pakistan wins two key elections at UN

NEW YORK - Pakistan has won two key elections at the UN, securing membership to the Committee on NGOs and the UNICEF Executive Board.

Pakistan was re-elected for the sixth time to the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations by the 54-member Economic and Social Council by receiving 43 votes from the 53 member states. There were five candidates against four seats in the Asia Pacific Group.

After the voting, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan’s election to the Committee is a strong vote of confidence by the international community in our role and contribution in the work of the United Nations.

She said as a member, Pakistan will continue to promote cooperation by the UN with civil society organizations working alongside governments to improve the lives of people across the world.