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I. Organizational, administrative and other matter

Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination

In accordance with paragraph 7 of the terms of reference of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (Economic and Social Council resolution 2008 (LX), annex), the Committee consists of 21 members nominated by the Economic and Social Council and elected by the General Assembly for a term of office of three years on the basis of equitable geographical distribution.

At its forty-second session, the Assembly decided (decision 42/450) that the Committee for Programme and Coordination should be composed of 34 States Members of the United Nations, elected for three-year terms on the basis of equitable geographical distribution, as follows:

  1. Nine seats for African States;
  2. Seven seats for Asian States;
  3. Seven seats for Latin American and Caribbean States
  4. Seven seats for Western European and other States
  5. Four seats for Eastern European States
At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly elected 7 members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (decision 62/405). At present, the Committee is composed of the following 32 States:
Argentina,* Armenia,* Bangladesh,*** Belarus,* Benin,* Brazil,* Bulgaria,* Central African Republic,* China,*** Comoros,** Cuba,* France,** Haiti,** India,* Indonesia,* Iran (Islamic Republic of),* Israel,* Italy,* Jamaica,*** Kenya,*** Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,*** Niger,*** Pakistan,* Portugal,* Republic of Korea,*** Russian Federation,** Senegal,* South Africa,* Switzerland,* Uruguay,* Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)** and Zimbabwe.**

*  Term of office expires on 31 December 2008
**  Term of office expires on 31 December 2009
***  Term of office expires on 31 December 2010

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly still needs to fill the two remaining seats on the Committee for Programme and Coordination.

At its sixty-third session, the General Assembly will need to fill the seats being vacated by the following States: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland and Uruguay. In addition, a seat for the Group of Western European and other States whose term of office expires on 31 December 2008 will have to be filled. Members of the Committee are eligible for immediate re-election.

Document:

    References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 113 (a))

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 At its thirty-fourth session, the General Assembly decided that the practice of dispensing with the secret ballot for elections to subsidiary organs when the number of candidates corresponded to the number of seats to be filled should become standard, unless a delegation specifically requested a vote on a given election (decision 34/401, para. 16).

Source: A/63/100