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Ambassador Rabab Fatima elected Chair of UN Peacebuilding Commission

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 1st February, 2022 11:31:29 PM
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Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected as the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).

The election of the Chair and Vice-Chairs of PBC was held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Ambassador Fatima is the first woman to be elected as PBC Chair.

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts of the conflict affected countries upon their request, with a view to preventing relapse of conflict and ensuring inclusive and sustainable development.

Established in 2005 , the PBC is composed of 31 members elected from General Assembly, Security Council and ECOSOC. The top financial contributors and the top troops contributing countries to UN system are also members of the commission.