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Bangladesh wins three major elections in UN

Bangladesh wins three major elections in UN

DHAKA: Bangladesh has won three major elections in the United Nations this week.

With this victory, Bangladesh will now represent the Asia-Pacific Group to Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for four years (2019-2023), Executive Board of UNICEF for three years (2019-2021) and Executive Board of UN WOMEN for three years (2019-2021).

The elections were held on 16 April 2018 in New York at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN, a press release said here today.

Bangladesh attaches great importance to the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, it said.

Bangladesh’s presence at these key bodies will help highlight national priorities, address emerging issues and new approaches affecting us as well as other developing countries at UN, it said, adding that Bangladesh efforts in these key bodies are also expected to contribute to garner international cooperation and partnership for Bangladesh in realizing sustainable Development Goals.

In addition to Bangladesh, Malaysia has been elected as a member of CSW, India, Mongolia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia to the UN WOMEN and Mongolia and Pakistan to the Executive Board of UNICEF.

The CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women while the UN Women promotes women’s empowerment and development, leadership, participation, and engagement in peace and security issues.

In the recent past Bangladesh got elected in many international elections, most notable among them are, member to Executive Board of UNESCO (2017-2021), Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) (2017-2019), Deputy Member of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body (2017-2020) and Member of Executive Board of UN World Food Program (WFP) (2016-2018).

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