Dr. Amal Mudallali, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, announced that she had won a seat on the U.N. Peacebuilding Commission.
“So proud to announce that Lebanon won a seat on the U.N. Peace Building Commission for a term of 2 years,” Mudallali wrote in a tweet on Monday.
“170 countries out of 193 countries in the world voted for Lebanon. So so happy for Lebanon. Thank you all our friends who voted for us. Lebanon needs good news!” the diplomat said.
The news comes several months after Dr. Mudallali announced her election as Vice-President of the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly, which opened on September 15th.
The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in countries affected by conflict.
It is composed of 31 Member States from several U.N. organs, as well as from the top financial contributing states and the top troop-contributing countries to the U.N.
Notably, Amal Mudallali has been awarded the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of merit for civil and military merits.
Mudallali has been the ambassador and permanent representative of Lebanon to the U.N. since January 2018.
The other countries that won seats on the PBC on Monday are Egypt, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Libya.
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