UNGA endorses Egypt’s reelection as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission for 2023, 2024

According to Egypt today, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that the United National General Assembly (UNGA) had endorsed the reelection of Egypt as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission for 2023 and 2024.

Egypt’s UN Envoy, Osama Abdel Khaleq, stated that the reelection is the result of the African group’s vote in New York. The ambassador stated that the voting reflects Egypt’s contributions to African peacebuilding efforts.

Abdel Khaleq pointed out that Egypt was the commission’s chair in 2021, representing Africa, and that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has been giving special care to reconstruction and development in post-conflict areas within work at the African Union (AU).

The diplomat emphasized that Egypt would continue to collaborate with stakeholders to support efforts to strengthen the United Nations peacebuilding structure, which requires adequate, sustainable, and predictable funding.

In that context, Egypt’s envoy to the United Nations underscored the importance of allocating financial resources to peacebuilding activities within the United Nations budget.

As a result, the body would be able to respond to support requests submitted by member states, particularly African ones, thereby maintaining peace and preventing conflict from resurfacing.

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