Zia Choudhury made UN Resident Coordinator in Botswana

DHAKA Zia Choudhury has been appointed as the UN

Resident Coordinator in Botswana.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Choudhury as

the UN Resident Coordinator in Botswana, with the host government's approval,

according to a UN webpost released yesterday.

With 25 years of experience in development and humanitarian work,

Choudhury was involved primarily in NGO leadership positions as well as

agricultural research, humanitarian policy and consulting roles in the United

Nations system � with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Choudhury began his development career as a national field officer in a

disaster-prone island in the Bay of Bengal and has worked in coordination and

leadership roles across Africa, Asia and Europe.

His most recent postings have been as CARE International Country Director

in Sudan and Bangladesh.

As a Bangladeshi, it will be such an honour and privilege to serve as UN

Resident Coordinator in Botswana, Choudhury said while expressing his

reaction to the appointment.

On this occasion, I would like to thank the government of Bangladesh,

particularly officials from the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister's

Office (PMO). They have extended support and cooperation that enabled CARE to

reach out millions with development and humanitarian programme. I wish my

fellow Bangladeshis and the government every success in their drive to

achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he said in a press release

issued by CARE today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)