Pakistan secures membership to three vital United Nations committees

Pakistan secured a membership in three critical United Nations (UN) bodies in the recent elections conducted by a 54 member principal organ of the organization.

Pakistan was elected as a member of the Commission on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and the Commission on Population & Development (CPD).

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Pakistan will assume the membership of the three Commissions starting from the 1st of January, 2022.

Pakistan earned 50 votes during the balloting process to elect new CSW members.

These commissions play a pivotal role in boosting international cooperation on various social and economic issues.

65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) (15-26 March 2021)

Pakistan’s election to these commissions reflects the international community’s confidence in Pakistan’s active role and constructive contributions to the United Nations.

A statement issued stated that via membership to these commissions and in line with their respective mandates and Pakistan’s commitment to cooperative multilateralism.

Statement on the 48th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development | IPPF

“Pakistan will continue to foster global cooperation for combating transnational organized crime and improving efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems; encourage gender equality and women empowerment, and support initiatives aimed at assisting states in developing their capacity to produce and analyze population data and information,” it added.

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