China elected to UN econo-social council
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