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Egypt's candidate reelected to UN's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Mahmoud Ezzeldin secured 49 out of a total of 54 votes, and will assume his duties again for the 2021-2024 session

Ahram Online , Tuesday 15 Sep 2020
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Egypt’s candidate Mohamed Ezzeldin has been reelected to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights after securing the majority of votes by the committee’s members, a statement by the foreign ministry read on Tuesday.

Ezzeldin secured 49 out of a total of 54 votes in elections held on 14 September, the statement said.

The Egyptian candidate, who had previously served in the UN-body in several sessions, will assume his duties again for the 2021-2024 session.

Egypt's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mohamed Idris said the election of the Egyptian candidate came after an intensified electoral campaign by the foreign ministry, including on the level of Egypt’s missions abroad and UN member state missions in New York.

Idris said the result expresses “the international community’s support and appreciation for Egypt’s important contribution in safeguarding economic, social and cultural rights at an international level.”

The UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, according to the UN’s website.

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