Pakistan Re-Elected for Administrative Council of International Telecommunication Union

Pakistan Re-Elected for Administrative Council of International Telecommunication Union

Pakistan taken a four-year term (2018-2022) for the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) during the elections held in Dubai, UAE. Pakistan Re-Elected for Administrative Council of International Telecommunication Union

During the elections, Pakistan has secured 155 out of a total 177 votes to become one of the 13 countries elected to this important body from the Asia and Australasia region.

Furthermore, Pakistan will remain engage with the work of the council and will collaborate with member states. This effort will make ITU stronger and more responsive to the current challenges and opportunities in ICTs.

Pakistan Re-Elected for Administrative Council of International Telecommunication Union

Additionally, the winning Member States, for the ITU Council from 2018-2022, are:

Region A — The Americas (9 seats) – Argentina; Bahamas; Brazil; Canada; Cuba; El Salvador; Mexico; Paraguay; United States.

Region B — Western Europe (8 seats) – France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; Turkey.

Region C — Eastern Europe and Northern Asia (5 seats) – Azerbaijan; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation.

Region D — Africa (13 seats) – Algeria; Burkina Faso; Côte d’Ivoire; Egypt; Ghana; Kenya; Morocco; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; South Africa; Tunisia; Uganda.

Region E — Asia and Australasia (13 seats) – Australia; China; India; Indonesia; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Japan; South Korea; Kuwait; Pakistan; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; Thailand; United Arab Emirates.

Last week on Friday in New York, Pakistan was also re-elected to the United Nations Committee on Contributions (CoC) by acclamation.

The committee is one of the key UN bodies that work on the methodology to determine each UN member state’s individual mandatory share of financial contribution to the United Nations budget.

The winning candidates to serve on the Radio Regulations Board from 2019-2022 are:

The Americas – Chantal Beaumier (Canada); Fernando Borjón Figueroa (Mexico).

Western Europe – Yvon Henri (France); Lilian Jeanty (Netherlands)

Eastern Europe and Northern Asia – Sahiba Hasanova (Azerbaijan); Nikolay Varlamov (Russian Federation).

Africa – Elsayed Azzouz (Egypt); Samuel Mandla Mchunu (South Africa); Hassan Talib (Morocco).

Asia/Australasia – Tariq Alamri (Saudi Arabia); Akira Hashimoto (Japan); Doan Quang Hoan (Vietnam).

According to the telecom experts, Pakistan’s image in the telecom world has amended in the recent past due to the efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication as well as Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) by winning the elections.

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