Tanin stays as UNSC committee chair
WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghan Ambassador to the UN, Zahir Tanin, has been re-appointed as chair of the inter-governmental negotiations on Security Council reforms.
This is the sixth consecutive session of the General Assembly for which Tanin will assume this position, following his initial appointment as chair in 2008.
The appointment was announced by Dr. John Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, in a letter to all permanent representatives to the United Nations in New York.
With his re-appointment, Tanin hopes to generate a greater impetus towards the convergence of member state positions, in furtherance of the agreed goal to achieve early reform of the Security Council.
In addition to his chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform Tanin will also serve as Chair-Designate to the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States to consider the implementation the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (BMS5), scheduled for June 2014.
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