United Nations

Decision 51/307

General Assembly



              51/307.  Election of eighteen members of the Economic
                       and Social Council

     At its 47th and 48th plenary meetings, on 31 October 1996, the General
Assembly, in accordance with Article 61 of the Charter of the United Nations
and rule 145 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly, elected Cape Verde,
Chile, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, France, the Gambia, Germany, Iceland,
Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka,
Turkey and Zambia members of the Economic and Social Council for a three-year
term of office beginning on 1 January 1997 to fill the vacancies occurring on
the expiration of the terms of office of Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt,
France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Paraguay,
Portugal, Senegal, the United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

     As a result, the Economic and Social Council is composed of the
following fifty-four Member States:  Argentina,** Australia,* Bangladesh,**
Belarus,* Brazil,* Canada,** Cape Verde,*** Central African Republic,**
Chile,*** China,** Colombia,* Congo,* Co^te d'Ivoire,* Czech Republic,**
Cuba,*** Djibouti,*** El Salvador,*** Finland,** France,*** Gabon,**
Gambia,*** Germany,*** Guyana,** Iceland,*** India,* Jamaica,* Japan,***
Jordan,** Latvia,*** Lebanon,** Luxembourg,* Malaysia,* Mexico,***
Mozambique,*** Netherlands,* Nicaragua,** Philippines,* Poland,* Republic of
Korea,*** Romania,** Russian Federation,** Spain,*** Sri Lanka,*** South
Africa,* Sudan,* Sweden,** Thailand,* Togo,** Tunisia,** Turkey,*** Uganda,*
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,** United States of
America* and Zambia.***


     * Term of office expires on 31 December 1997.
    ** Term of office expires on 31 December 1998.
   *** Term of office expires on 31 December 1999.

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Date last posted: 23 February 2000
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