Bangladesh elected to all governing councils of UNESCAP
Bangladesh has been elected to the governing councils of all four regional institutions of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The four regional institutions are the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) which is situated in Makuhari, Japan; the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) in Incheon City, Korea, and the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM), in Beijing, China and the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) in Tehran, Iran.
Bangladesh is the only country besides India who become elected to the governing councils in all four regional institutions of UNESCAP, said a press release issued by Embassy of Bangladesh in Bangkok.
The election was held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand as well as at the ESCAP Subregional Office for the Pacific, Suva, Fiji, and at the UN Compound, Beijing, China simultaneously. The members are elected for the period of 2022-24.
The release said that through the membership in the Governing councils of these institutions, Bangladesh will have the opportunity to advise on their programmes of work, finance, and in other administrative matters and would likely get more focus in terms of capacity building, technology transfer, skill development in the area of ICT, agriculture, statistics, science and technology, and disaster management.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has congratulated Bangladesh on this remarkable achievement.