Kathmandu, 17 April: Nepal has been elected as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for the term 2019-2021. Nepal will be serving at that capacity for the first time since its creation in 2010.
According to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, Bangladesh, India, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia were elected from the Asia-Pacific region, as part of a total of 17 States elected from different geographical regions, by acclamation at the Coordination and Management Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon. The seats would be vacant from 01 January 2019.
Similarly, Nepal has also been elected as a member of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) for the term 2019-2022, election for which was held at the same meeting of the ECOSOC on Monday. As a member state requested for secret ballots, Nepal obtained 52 out of 53 valid votes of the 54 members of the ECOSOC. China, Thailand, and Iran were also elected to the Commission from the Asia-Pacific region.
People’s News Monitoring Service