Egypt to chair UN peace initiative

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Fri, 2021-02-05 00:40

CAIRO: Egypt has been elected to chair the 15th session of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) for the first time, succeeding Canada, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The election took place during an official commission meeting at the UN’S headquarters in New York.
Egypt’s election to chair the session came after the UN African group chose the country to represent Africa, and follows its reelection as a member of the PBC with the highest number of votes in December 2020.

Egypt’s election is the culmination of diplomatic efforts since the commission was founded in 2005, says envoy. (Shutterstock)
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