Pakistani seek yet another diplomatic success at the top UN Forum
Pakistan on Thursday got re-elected to the United Nations' Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) after securing an overwhelming majority of 52 votes from the 54-member United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
"This overwhelming support constitutes 96% of the total tally," read a statement issued by 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)" it added.
According to the Foreign Office, the committee works as the "main subsidiary organ of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly for Planning, Programming and Coordination of the work of the United Nations".
Furthermore, the CPC is tasked with reviewing UN programmes and recommending to the UN Secretary General how "legislative mandates" can be translated into "programmatic activities", said the statement.
It noted that Pakistan has been a member of the committee comprising 34 countries since 1973 and with this reelection will serve it for another three years — from 2021 to 2023.