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UAE wins membership of two UN commissions

posted on 13/05/2006: 653 views



New York - The UAE has been elected a member of two commissions of the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), including the Social Development Commission and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.



The ECOSOC, during a secrete ballot voting elected, for four-year terms, beginning at the first meeting of the Commission's forty-sixth session in 2007, and expiring at the close of its forty-ninth session in 2011: United Arab Emirates for Asian States, Benin, Cameroon, Egypt and Namibia (African States), India, Nepal, and Cuba, Jamaica and Mexico (Latin American and Caribbean States), and Spain (Western European and Other States). With candidates proposed to fill only 11 of the 14 open seats, the Council decided to postpone the election of the three remaining members on the Commission.



The Council filled all 20 vacancies on the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, electing, for three-year terms beginning 1 January 2007: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia and Iran for Asian States, Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa (African States), Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (Eastern European States), Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Jamaica (Latin American and Caribbean States), and Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States (Western European and Other States). The Council also elected the United Republic of Tanzania to fill a vacancy on which action had been postponed from an earlier session. That term begins on May 10, 2006 and expires on December 31, 2008. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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