Indonesia Appointed as ECOSOC Deputy Chief

13 January, 2012 | Source: The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has been appointed as the United Nations′ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) deputy chief representing the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia will accompany Slovenia, which has been elected chairman, and Egypt and Spain, that have been elected deputy chiefs representing the African and West European regions respectively.

Indonesia, which holds the position until 2013, managed to outrun two contenders, India and Japan, during the election.

“Indonesia’s presence in the ECOSOC bureau is expected to contribute hugely to encouraging economic and social rights, and the reform of country members,” Indonesian permanent representative to the UN Yusra Khan said in a written statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

 

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President of the World Bank group, Jim Yong Kim, here on Tuesday expressed his support to the Indonesian governments plan on the tax reform program, which aimed to increase the state budgets income.
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