Pakistan re-elected for 7th time to UN Committee on NGOs

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has been re-elected for the seventh time to the United Nations’ Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The election took place at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in New York on 13 April 2022.

The committee is an intergovernmental body that oversees the implementation of the legal framework governing NGOs’ participation in the work of the United Nations. It considers the applications of NGOs seeking consultative status and accreditation to the ECOSOC.

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, Pakistan will continue to promote cooperation between the UN and civil society organizations working alongside governments to improve the lives of people all around the world, said a foreign ministry statement.

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, it said.

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