Ambassador Rabab Fatima elected chair of UN Peacebuilding Commission
Ambassador Rabab Fatima, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected as the chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).
The election of the chair and vice-chairs of PBC was held today at the UN Headquarters in New York, according to a statement of the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN.
Ambassador Fatima is the first woman to be elected as PBC chair.
The PBC is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts of the conflict-affected countries upon their request, with a view to preventing relapse of conflict and ensuring inclusive and sustainable development.
Established in 2005 , the PBC is composed of 31 members elected from the General Assembly, Security Council, and Ecosoc. The top financial contributors and the top troops contributing countries to the UN system are also members of the commission.