Bangladesh has been elected as executive board member of three UN bodies, to what the foreign ministry said, a testimony of "trust and confidence" that the country enjoys at the international level.
Those are the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS. Bangladesh secured the highest votes - 53 out of the 54 votes with 1 abstention. The term for 2021-2023 will begin on January 1.
The election was held on Monday at the United Nations HeadQuarters where the 54-members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to elect members to eight of the ECOSOC Subsidiary Bodies.
“Today’s election victory is the demonstration of the trust and confidence that Bangladesh enjoys due to her strong legacy of working together with the UN entities and their Executive Boards towards socio-economic emancipation of the country under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” the foreign ministry said.
Bangladesh is also a current member at the Executive Boards of the UNICEF and UN Women. Ambassador Rabab Fatima is the current President of the Executive Board of UNICEF.