Bangladesh wins three major elections, becomes executive board members of Unicef, UN Women

Bangladesh has won three 'major' elections in United Nations Economic and Social Council or ECOSOC held in New York on Monday.

Published : 17 April 2018, 05:48 PM
Updated : 17 April 2018, 07:53 PM

With those victories, Bangladesh has become the executive board member of the Unicef and UN Women for a three-year term, and member of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for four years.

The Bangladesh permanent mission in New York said, "Those elections were crucial for the protection of rights and development of livelihood for women and girls."

“Bangladesh won those elections because of the government’s contribution in women empowerment, continuous success and international recognition for the achievements," it added in a media release.

Eleven members were elected for the CSW for the next four years starting from January 2019. Bangladesh and Malaysia won the election from Asia and the Pacific region.

Bangladesh, Mongolia and Pakistan were elected from the same region for the Unicef executive board for three years beginning from January 2019.

Bangladesh, India, Mongolia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia were the countries elected from tge Asia-Pacific to the UN Women executive board for three years from January 2019.

The Bangladesh mission said being the executive board members of the two UN bodies means Bangladesh will be able “to contribute actively to its function, fund management as well as proper utilisation.”

It also said Bangladesh would better utilise those two bodies for the protection of the developing countries interest and implementation of the SDGs 2030.