Bangladesh elected as a member of the United Nations Commission for Social Development
Bangladesh has been unanimously elected as a member of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a four-year term starting next year.
The election took place at the ECOSOC management meeting in New York today. Besides Bangladesh, India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were also elected to this body by the Asia-Pacific Group.
“Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in poverty reduction and socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This election demonstrates recognition of Bangladesh’s extraordinary success by the international community,” said Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh. to the UN in a statement after the election.
Bangladesh attaches great importance to the work of the Commission.
“As a member of the Commission, we will do our utmost to foster international cooperation for socio-economic development by sharing our best practices,” she added.
The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) has been the key organ of the United Nations advising ECOSOC on general social policies and monitoring key themes of social development. The Commission is composed of 46 members.