China elected to UN econo-so­cial coun­cil

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

UNITED NA­TIONS—China and other coun­tries on Wed­nes­day were elected to the UN Eco­nomic and So­cial Coun­cil (ECOSOC), the co­or­di­nat­ing body for the eco­nomic and so­cial work of UN agen­cies and funds.

China won 182 votes out of a to­tal of 185 votes casted in the Asia and Pa­cific group in the elec­tion. Other elected ECOSOC mem­bers in the group are Ta­jik­stan, United Arab Emi­rates and the Repub­lic of Korea.

The win­ners re­quire two thirds ma­jor­ity of the votes in rel­e­vant groups.

Other win­ners in­cluded Azer­bai­jan, Benin, Bos­nia, Bri­tain, Cameroon, Colom­bia, Nor­way, Rus­sia, Swe­den and Venezuela.

ECOSOC is the prin­ci­pal UN or­gan to co­or­di­nate the eco­nomic, so­cial and re­lated work of the United Na­tions and the spe­cial­ized agen­cies and in­sti­tu­tions.

It has 54 mem­bers, who serve for three-year terms.—Xin­hua res­o­lu­tion and me­di­a­tion, Kerry said the truce “may not suc­ceed” and that Rus­sia, in par­tic­u­lar needed to ex­ert more pres­sure on As­sad to re­spect the cease­fire and al­low aid de­liv­er­ies. Kerry also spoke of the chal­lenge of com- diplo­mat also met his Ira­nian coun­ter­part visit to the Scan­di­na­vian state, to once again dis­cuss Tehran’ com­plaints that it’s not get­ting the sanc­tions re­lief it de­serves un­der last year’s land­mark nu­clear deal.—Agen­cies

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