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Pakistan elected to three UN bodies

Pakistan has been elected to three UN bodies, including the commission on the status of women, committee on non-governmental organisations, and the governing council of human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT).

india Updated: May 11, 2006 18:28 IST

Pakistan has been elected to three UN bodies, including the commission on the status of women, committee on non-governmental organisations, and the governing council of human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT).

Elections were held at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN on Wednesday, reported Online news agency.

The commission on the status of women (CSW) is the highest UN body mandated to deal with women's issues and contributes to the policies and programmes aimed at their political and economic empowerment.

Pakistan's election to this body is considered to be recognition of its role in promoting gender mainstreaming and advancement of women at the national and international level.

The UN committee on non-governmental organisations is empowered to recommend consultative status to these organisations bearing in mind their contribution towards socio-economic progress.

Pakistan's consecutive election to this body will see it play an active role to facilitate the consultative status of NGOs from developing countries.