South Korea to become vice chair of U.N. peacekeeping panel

South Korea to become vice chair of U.N. peacekeeping panel

South Korea will join the leadership of a U.N. panel on peace efforts in recognition of its active support for a related global campaign, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

The Peacebuilding Commission plans to elect South Korea as a vice chair of the group in a meeting to be held in New York on Wednesday (local time), it said.

Kenya will become the chair of the panel and Sweden will be elected another vice chair under the rule of rotating the presidency by region.

South Korea will hold the position until the end of this year. It reflects South Korea’s resolve to expand support and assistance for efforts to prevent conflicts and promote peace around the world, said the ministry.

President Park Geun-hye stated Seoul’s commitment, while addressing the 70th U.N. General Assembly in September last year.

Sourece: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/02/120_197161.html

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