Election to fill an ad-hoc vacancy

In a letter dated 2 July 2014, Ms. Jun Cong (People’s Republic of China) notified the Secretary-General, through the Chairperson of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, of her decision to resign as a member of the Committee with immediate effect. Ms. Cong’s term of office was due to expire on 31 December 2016.

In a note verbal dated 7 July 2014, the Secretary-General informed the States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Asia-Pacific Group of States of Ms. Cong’s resignation.

In accordance with paragraphs (b) and (c) of Economic and Social Council resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 and rule 12 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Secretary-General invited the Governments concerned to submit, by 7 September 2014, their nominations for membership in the Committee to fill the vacancy therein for the remainder of Mr. Cong’s term of office.

Provisional list of candidates nominated by States Parties of the Asia Pacific Group of States

Names of candidates + CV

Nominated by


Mr. Shiqiu CHEN
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