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.
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.
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.