STATES PARTIES TO CHILD RIGHTS CONVENTION ELECT NINE CANDIDATES AS MEMBERS OF MONITORING COMMITTEE IN SINGLE SECRET BALLOT
The Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child today elected nine members to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
In a single round of secret balloting, the Meeting elected the following: Agnes Akosua Aidoo (Ghana); Aseil Al-Shehail (Saudi Arabia); Jorge Cardona Llorens (Spain); Bernard Gastaud (Monaco); Maria Herczog (Hungary); Hatem Kotrane (Tunisia); Gehad Madi (Egypt); Kirsten Sandberg (Norway); and Hiranthi Wijemanne (Sri Lanka). They all received the required majority of 91 votes and will each serve a term of four years, replacing members whose terms expire on 28 February 2011. (Biographical information on all candidates is available in document CRC/SP/42, Add.1 and Add.2.)