Pakistan re-elected in United Nations’ CPC

By Asghar Ali Mubarak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) by securing 52 votes from the 54-member United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
“This overwhelming support constitutes 96 percent of the total tally. Pakistan’s reelection to the CPC is a resounding validation of Pakistan’s meaningful engagement within the UN as well as its contributions in the areas of international economic cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” the Foreign Office said. The Committee functions as the main subsidiary organ of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly for Planning, Programming and Coordination of the work of the United Nations.
The CPC is also charged with reviewing UN programmes and making recommendations to the UN Secretary General on translating legislative mandates into programmatic activities. The Foreign Office said, “Pakistan’s presence at the Committee will help us contribute to the effective formulation of the programmes and budget planning of the United Nations”.