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) for the period of 2022-25.
The election was held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand as well as at the ESCAP sub-regional Office for the Pacific, Suva, Fiji, and at the UN Compound, Beijing, China simultaneously on May 26, a foreign ministry press release declared.
Bangladesh is the only country besides India that is elected to the governing councils in all four regional institutions of UNESCAP.
This victory is also a shred of glaring evidence that how the Asia-Pacific leadership values Bangladesh’s leadership in this largest UN organization, according to a message received here from Bangladesh Mission in Bangkok.
Through the membership in the Governing councils of these institutions, Bangladesh will have the opportunity to advise on the institutions’ programs and also in 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.