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12:00 AM, September 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:00 AM, September 19, 2019

Rabab Fatima new envoy to UN

The government has appointed Rabab Fatima, current ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, as the new ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations.

Rabab Fatima is a career foreign service officer belonging to 1986 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) foreign affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.

In her diplomatic career, Fatima worked in various capacities in Bangladesh missions in New York, Geneva, Kolkata and Beijing.

Ambassador Fatima served with two international organisations: the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, as head of human rights (2006-2007); and with the International Organization for Migration as the regional representative for South Asia, Dhaka (2007-2011) and as the regional coordinator and adviser for South and South West Asia and regional adviser for Climate Change and Migration in IOM’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (2012-2015).

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