|Date||21 October 1994|
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Agenda item 16
Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections
(b) Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination
Note by the Secretary-General (A/49/259)
In accordance with General Assembly decision 42/450 of 17 December 1987, the General Assembly elects the members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination on the nomination of the Economic and Social Council.
The Assembly has before it document A/49/259, which contains the nominations of the Economic and Social Council to fill the vacancies in the Committee that will occur as a result of the expiration on 31 December 1994 of the terms of office of Bahamas, France, Ghana, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Uruguay and Zambia. Those States are eligible for immediate re-election.
I should like to remind members that after 1 January 1995 the following States will still be members of the Committee: Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Senegal, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Therefore, those 27 States are not eligible in this election.
The following States have been nominated by the Economic and Social Council: two African States for two vacancies - Benin and Ghana; one Eastern European State for one vacancy - the Russian Federation; two Latin American and Caribbean States for two vacancies - Bahamas and Mexico; two Western European and other States for two vacancies - France and the United States of America.
The number of States nominated from among the African States, the Eastern European States, the Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Western European and other States corresponds to the number of seats to be filled in each of those regions.
In accordance with rule 92 of the rules of procedure, all elections should be held by secret ballot. However, in accordance with paragraph 16 of decision 34/401, the Assembly may, in elections to subsidiary organs, dispense with secret balloting when the number of candidates corresponds to the number of seats to be filled.
Accordingly, may I take it that the Assembly wishes to declare those States nominated by the Economic and Social Council namely Bahamas, Benin, France, Ghana, Mexico, the Russian Federation and the United States of America, elected members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination for a three-year term beginning on 1 January 1995?
I congratulate the States that have been elected members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination.
We have concluded our consideration of sub-item (b) of agenda item 16.