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News number: 9202247490

17:22 | 2013-06-05

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Becomes Head of UN Committee for Program, Coordination

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran was elected as the new head of the UN Committee for Program and Coordination (UNCPC).



Iran Permanent Mission to the United Nations is chairing the 53rd session of the UNCPC, which kicked off on June 3 and will run until June 28 at the UN headquarters in New York, press tv reported.

The UNCPC is the major subsidiary organ of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly for planning, programming and coordination.

The body is tasked with significant mandates such as reviewing the program framework of the UN activities as well as monitoring and giving recommendations on plans and initiatives for coordination between different entities of the UN.

The committee is composed of 34 UN member states, which are elected for a three-year term on the basis of equitable geographical distribution. The seats of the UNCPC are currently occupied by 31 countries.