Bangladesh has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the next three years in an election that took place in New York on Friday.
Bangladesh bagged 178 votes in the election where the members of the UN General Assembly voted, an official told UNB.
He said Bangladesh will serve as the UN rights body member for the 2019-21 tenure.
The UNHRC is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world.
"It is an important milestone for the country," the official told UNB sharing the news.
Last time, Bangladesh served the UNHRC as a member from 2015 till 2017.