Bangladesh has been elected a member of the executive board of the UNDP, UN Population Fund and the UN Office for Project Services, securing the highest votes (53 out of the 54 votes with 1 abstention) for the term 2021-2023 beginning in January next year.
The election was held on Monday at the UN Headquarters where the 54 members of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to elect members to eight of the ECOSOC subsidiary bodies, according to a statement of the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN.
"Today's election victory is the demonstration of the trust and confidence that Bangladesh enjoys due to her strong legacy of working together with the UN entities and their executive boards towards socio-economic emancipation of the country under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," it said.
Bangladesh is also a current member at the executive boards of Unicef and UN Women.
Ambassador Rabab Fatima is the current president of Unicef Executive Board.