Panafrican News Agency

Gambia elected to UN Population Commission and executive board of UN-Women

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia has been elected in United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) for the term 2023 – 2027 and the Executive Board of UN-Women for the term 2022 – 2024 to represent the Africa group as well as advance The Gambia’s interests.

This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Information and Cultural Affairs Officer of the Embassy of Gambia in Washington, D.C., US.

CPD is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, initially established as a "Population Commission" on 3 October 1946 and later changed to the “Commission on Population and Development” by the decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 December 1994.

This body of ECOSOC is responsible for conducting demographic research, supporting intergovernmental processes in population and development, and assisting countries in developing their capacity to produce and analyse population data and information.

The Commission consists of 47 Members elected by the members of ECOSOC for a period of four years. For this year, the Commission’s statutory annual meeting is scheduled for New York from 25-29 April 2022.

According to the statement, The Gambia, as one of the 10 elected African member states of the UN-Women Executive Board, began its three-year term (2022-2024) in January 2022, through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

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