DHAKA: Foreign Secretary Ambassador M Mijarul Quayes has been elected as a member of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) in New York during the 67th General Assembly of the UN Saturday.
The ICSC is an independent expert body established by the UN General Assembly, with a mandate to regulate the conditions of service of all staff recruited in the United Nations common system and also promote high standards in the international civil service.
Ambassador Quayes will serve on the Commission for a period of four years and attend the ICSC annual session in New York twice every year.
This is the third time Bangladesh has been elected with widespread support from all UN Member States to this top Civil Service Body and would get a chance to actively contribute to policy making on international public service.
Bangladesh Foreign Secretary’s election to the Commission is also an attestation of the diplomatic goodwill and confidence that Bangladesh enjoys in the United Nations and with the international community, as a responsible and contributing State.
The same day Bangladesh was also elected to the UN’s Joint Staff Pension Fund, a fund created by the UN General Assembly in 1949 to provide retirement, death, disability and related benefits for staff of the United Nations and the other organizations admitted to membership in the Fund.
Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN M Mustafizur Rahman has been elected from Bangladesh to this Fund.
BDST: 1825 HRS, NOV 11, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor/ M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor/ SM Salahuddin, Output Editor
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