Dhaka wins 3 major UN polls

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

The elections were held on 26 April in New York at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.

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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), said the foreign ministry on Wednesday, reports UNB.

In addition to Bangladesh, Malaysia has been elected as a member of CSW while India, Mongolia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia to the UN Women and Mongolia and Pakistan to the executive board of UNIECEF.

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

“Bangladesh’s presence at these key bodies will help highlight our national priorities, address emerging issues and new approaches affecting us as well as other developing countries at UN,” said the foreign ministry.

“Our efforts in these key bodies are also expected to contribute to garner international cooperation and partnership for Bangladesh in realising sustainable development goals,” it said.

In the recent past, Bangladesh was 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 Organization (ILO) governing body (2017-2020)and member of executive board of UN World Food Program (WFP) (2016-2018).

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