New York - The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected on Thursday, by acclamation, Morocco’s permanent representative to the United Nations Omar Hilale as its Vice-president at the first meeting of its 2019 session. The 54-member Council — which serves as the principal organ for the socioeconomic and related work of the United Nations — elected three Vice?Presidents: Omar Hilale (Morocco) from the African States, Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr. (Philippines) from the Asia-Pacific States and Tore Hattrem (Norway) from the Western European and other States.

Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale Elected Vice-president of UN ECOSOC