PBC Elections finally underway, part 2

It appears that elections to the Organization Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission are about wrapped up. The General Assembly will elect 5 members of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Organizational Committee as one of its first items of business Wednesday morning.

An official with the permanent mission of Mexico reported that Colombia was replacing Mexico as one of two elected Security Council members on the Committee.

The facilitator of the top contributors’ group U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice conveyed to General Assembly president Joseph Deiss that Japan, Canada, Sweden will continue for another two years, and Germany for one additional year. Norway succeed Netherlands for a two year term. Following Germany’s one-year term, the Netherlands will return in 2012 for one year.

Ghanian Ambassador Leslie K. Christian communicated, as facilitator of the top peacekeeping troop-contributing group of states, that current members India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Nepal will each continue for a third two-year term on the Committee.

Updated with those elected by the General Assembly on 22 December 2010 in an uncontested election, and a correction to the chart below which earlier listed Ghana rather than Nepal continuing.

2011-2012 Membership

2011 2012
Security Council Gabon
Colombia
ECOSOC Egypt
Rwanda
Zambia
Guatemala
Spain
Ukraine
Republic of Korea
General Assembly Peru
Czech Republic
Benin
Brazil
Indonesia
Tunisia
Uruguay
Top Contributors Canada
Sweden
Germany Netherlands
Japan
Norway
Top Troops Bangladesh
India
Nepal
Nigeria
Pakistan


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