Bangladesh has been elected vice president for the upcoming 76th Session of the UN General Assembly from the Asia Pacific Region for a one-year term, beginning from September 2021.
The election was held at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) yesterday where Bangladesh was elected unanimously, according to a statement from Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
Along with Bangladesh, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Philippines have also been elected as vice presidents from the Asia Pacific Region.
Rabab Fatima, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN, said Bangladesh is a flag bearer of multilateralism and believes in the leadership of the UN in addressing the complex challenges facing the current world.
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has been elected president of the 76th Session of the UNGA, which would be of particular significance as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and its multidimensional impacts.