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Bangladesh elected executive board member of 3 UN agencies

Diplomatic Correspondent |
Update: 2020-09-15 12:36:46
Bangladesh elected executive board member of 3 UN agencies

Bangladesh has been elected member at the Executive Board of three United Nations agencies. 

The elections to the eight organizations of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) were held at UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations issued a press release on the victory on Tuesday. 

The release said Bangladesh has won three major elections and become the executive board member of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS, securing 53 out of 54 votes for the term 2021-2023.

The newly elected board will commence its work from January 2021.

The victory is the demonstration of trust and confidence that Bangladesh enjoys due to its strong legacy of working together with the UN entities and their Executive Boards towards socio-economic emancipation of the country under visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, it said.

Bangladesh is also current member at Executive Boards of the UNICEF and UN Women. 

Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima is the current President of UNICEF Executive Board.

BDST: 1235 HRS, SEP 15, 2020

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