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Bangladesh elected as UN’s Social Development Commission member

Bangladesh has been unanimously elected as a

member of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), a subsidiary body of

the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), for a four-year term from 2023

to 2027.

The election was held at the ECOSOC Management meeting at the United Nations

(UN) in New York on Wednesday, according to message receive here.

Along with Bangladesh, India and Saudi Arabia have also been elected to this

body from the Asia Pacific Group.

"As a member of the Commission, we would make every effort to foster

international cooperation for socio-economic development by sharing our good

practices," said Ambassador Rabab Fatima, the Permanent Representative of

Bangladesh to the UN after the election.

She said Bangladesh, which achieved remarkable success in poverty reduction

and socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime

Minister Sheikh Hasina, attaches high importance to the work of the

Commission.

"This election demonstrates the recognition of Bangladesh's extraordinary

success story by the international community," Fatima added.

The CSocD has been the key UN body that advises ECOSOC on social policies of

general character and follows up the key social development themes.

The Commission consists of 46 members.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)