Pakistan was re-elected on Monday as an executive member in the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) and member in the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), said a statement by the UN.
The country’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter to make the announcement as she thanked all the countries who voted for Pakistan during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elections held at UN headquarters in New York.
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Pakistan ‘s election to 2 UN bodies today was an affirmation of the international community’s confidence in the country as well as our role at the United Nations pic.twitter.com/d7suZFBT1u— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) April 16, 2018
As a member of the UN Standing Committee on NGOs, Pakistan will continue to enhance cooperation between the UN and civil society organisations working alongside governments to improve lives of people across the world, she added.
As a member of the Committee on NGOs Pakistan will continue to enhance cooperation by the UN with civil society organisations working alongside governments to improve the lives of people across the world pic.twitter.com/Cg9p6fTMl8— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) April 16, 2018
Aside from Pakistan, countries including India, China, Bahrain were also elected for the four-year term, beginning January 19 in the UN Standing Committee on NGOs. While Bangladesh, Canada, Australia were among the countries elected members of UNICEF for a three-year period starting January 2019.