• Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

76th UNGA session: Bangladesh elected vice president

  • Published at 03:11 am June 8th, 2021
United Nations General Assembly-unga
File photo: United Nations General Assembly AFP

Bangladesh a flag bearer of multilateralism, says Ambassador Rabab Fatima

Bangladesh has been elected vice president of the upcoming 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the Asia-Pacific Region for a one-year term starting September this year.

The election was held on Monday at the UNGA where Bangladesh was elected unanimously.

Along with Bangladesh, Kuwait, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and the Philippines were also elected as vice presidents from the Asia-Pacific.

Bangladesh last served as vice president during the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016-2017.

After the election, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima said: "Bangladesh is a flag bearer of multilateralism and believes in the leadership of the UN in addressing the complex challenges facing the current world."

Also Read - UNGA chief pushes for Covid-19 vaccines for all

"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.

Meanwhile, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected president of the same session of the UNGA.

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, said the Bangladesh Mission at the UN Tuesday.

The UNGA consists of all the 193 member states and serves as the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the UN for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter. 

The UN organ meets under its president in annual sessions, which generally starts from September at headquarters in New York.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail