Georgia and Jamaica elected to serve on UN Peacebuilding Commission
The General Assembly today elected Georgia and Jamaica to the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission, the body set up by the United Nations in December 2005 to prevent countries emerging from conflict from falling back into chaos.
Following an election by acclamation, Georgia (Eastern European States) and Jamaica (Latin American and Caribbean States) will now serve two-year terms starting on 23 June. Georgia replaces the seat held by Croatia while Jamaica was already serving on the current Organizational Committee.
The other countries on the 31-member committee after 23 June are: Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
During its meeting today, the General Assembly elected – again by acclamation rather than a formal vote – 30 countries to begin six-year terms starting 24 June on the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
The commission was set up in 1966 to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law about international trade.
The newly elected UNCITRAL members are: Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the UK.