Bangladesh elected vice president of UN General Assembly
Published: 10:35 AM, 8 June 2021 Updated: 03:32 PM, 8 June 2021
Bangladesh has been elected vice president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the Asia-Pacific Region for a one-year term. Photo: Collected
Bangladesh has been elected vice-president of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
From the Asia-Pacific Region, Bangladesh was elected as vice-presidents unanimously in the election held on Monday at the UNGA. Along with Bangladesh, Kuwait, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Philippines were also elected vice-presidents from the Asia-Pacific.
According to a notification, Bangladesh was elected as vice-presidents for a one-year term starting September this year.
"Bangladesh is a flag bearer of multilateralism and believes in the leadership of the UN in addressing the complex challenges facing the current world," Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima said after the election.
"The country maintains principled and constructive position in various global discourses in the field of development, peace and security and human rights. Today's election demonstrates the trust reposed by the international community in Bangladesh at the multilateral fora" she added.
Bangladesh last served as vice-president during the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016-2017. However, the 76th session of the UN general assembly will be of particular significance as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and its multidimensional impacts.
Meanwhile, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected president of the same session of the UNGA.