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


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 more...