Pakistan re-elected to UN Committee on NGOs

Pakistan re-elected to UN Committee on NGOs

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has been re-elected for the seventh time to the United Nations’ (UN) Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

The election took place at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in New York.

The Committee is an intergovernmental body that oversees the implementation of the legal framework governing NGOs’ participation in the work of the UN.

In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said Pakistan’s election to the committee reflects the confidence of the international community in its role and contribution to the work of the United Nations.

"As a member on the committee on NGOs, Pakistan will continue to promote cooperation between the UN and civil society organisations working alongside governments to improve the lives of people all around the world," the statement said.

The FO spokesperson said Pakistan has a diverse and thriving civil society.

"We have always encouraged and demonstrated the commitment towards appropriate participation of civil society in multilateral discussions aimed at finding solutions to the common challenges confronting humanity," he said.