Pakistan re-elected for UN’s CPC body

Pakistan has been re-elected for United Nation’s Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) for a three-year time period.

Pakistan has successfully secured its seat in UN’s CPC and ECOSOC bodies after winning the re-election by securing 52 votes out of a total of 54 of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

“Pakistan’s re-election 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),” read the press-release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Pakistan’s presence at the Committee will help us contribute to the effective formulation of the programmes and budget planning of the United Nations,” it added.

It is pertinent to know that 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 already serving as the President of ECOSOC at the United Nations which is one of the principal organs of the UN and the central platform for economic and social development.

The CPC is 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 committee is also charged with reviewing UN programmes and making recommendations to the UN Secretary General on translating legislative mandates into programmatic activities.