Rambukwella, chairs UN Committee on ConferencesView(s):
27-year-old Lankan one of the youngest to hold chair since its establishment
The Committee on Conferences that advises the General Assembly (GA) on matters pertaining to the organisation of United Nations (UN) Conferences, elected Chamithri Rambukwella, daughter of Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, as Chair, for its 2013-2014 term, at its organisational session on April 29.
She was endorsed by the Asia Pacific Group of States.This is the first time that Sri Lanka is a member of the Committee on Conferences, and Ms Rambukwella, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York, at 27, is one of the youngest to hold the position of Chair, since the establishment of the Committee on Conferences.
The 21-member Committee on Conferences, established by the GA in December 1974, was retained as a permanent subsidiary organ in December 1988.
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