New York, 9 June 2023 (TDI): Pakistan has been elected as a member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) by the United Nations General Assembly. This election was held yesterday in New York, and Pakistan has been elected for the next 3-year term, which will end in 2026. Pakistan has been a member of ECOSOC for the last 11 years.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. It is responsible for promoting international economic and social cooperation and development. ECOSOC strives to achieve sustainable development by accelerating progress through a partnership with the member states, cooperating for development, and providing humanitarian assistance.
ECOSOC has 54 member states, and Pakistan is one of them. Membership of every country lasts for 3 years, and after that, elections are organized to elect new members.
Pakistan and the ECOSOC share a common goal of a sustainable and prosperous world. As a member of ECOSOC, Pakistan has already actively contributed to global efforts aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing economic and social challenges, and with its re-election, Pakistan aims to work further on these issues.
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan expressed his gratitude for the re-election of Pakistan to ECOSOC and congratulated the UN team of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistani mission in New York on running a successful campaign for the election.
While Asad Majeed Khan, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, made a tweet and said,” Pakistan’s election to ECOSOC now for the 11th time is a recognition of the outstanding contributions we have made over the years as ECOSOC’s member.”
Overall, for Pakistan, it is a great honor and achievement, which also highlights Pakistan’s importance in the international arena and promotes its image as a responsible member of the global community.