Pakistan secures membership of three key UN bodies

By: News Desk      Published: 03:19 PM, 21 Apr, 2021
Pakistan secures membership of three key UN bodies
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Pakistan has been elected the membership of three key UN bodies – the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ); the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW); and the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in the elections held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

These Commissions play a pivotal role in enhancing international cooperation on various social and economic issues.

The elections were conducted at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a 54-member principal organ of the UN. Pakistan’s election to CCPCJ and CPD was by the unanimous endorsement of all ECOSOC members.

In the balloting to elect CSW members, Pakistan received 50 votes. Pakistan will assume the membership of these three Commissions starting from 1 January 2022.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa) Spokesperson said that Pakistan’s simultaneous election to these three important Commissions is a reflection of the international community’s confidence in Pakistan’s active role and constructive contributions at the United Nations.

“Through its membership of these Commissions, in line with their respective mandates and Pakistan’s commitment to cooperative multilateralism, Pakistan will continue to foster international cooperation for combating transnational organised crime and improving efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems; promote gender equality and women empowerment; and support initiatives aimed at assisting countries in developing their capacity to produce and analyze population data and information,” the spokesperson of Foreign Office said.