Bangladesh elected UN’s FAO Council member
Published: 01:15 PM, 18 June 2021 Updated: 02:43 PM, 18 June 2021
Bangladesh has been elected a Member of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council from the Asia Region for two years (2022-2024). Besides, Bangladesh has also been elected as a member of the credential committee of the organization.
The decision was taken at the ongoing 42nd Session of the FAO Conference on Thursday, said a press release sent from the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday.
According to the release, the joint efforts of the 8-member Bangladesh delegation led by Agricultural Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, and the Bangladesh Embassy in Rome actively worked to achieve this honor, which reflects the reliance of the international community on the current government of Bangladesh.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 42nd Session of the FAO Conference is being held on a virtual platform from the Headquarters of FAO in Rome.
An 8-member Bangladesh delegation led by Agricultural Minister Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque joined the Conference.
FAO is the specialised agency of the UN that leads international effort to defeat hunger. Bangladesh is going to host the 36th Asia and the Pacific FAO Regional Conference (APRC) from March 8-11, 2022 in Dhaka.