Bangladesh has been elected inter-state committee member of UNESCO 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions during the period of 2021-2025 for the first time, reports BSS.
The election was held virtually at the 8th general assembly of the member states of the Convention on 1-4 June last while Bangladesh was unanimously elected as committee member from Asia and Pacific region, said a press release.
In the election held on 4th June, 12 out of 24 member states were elected for the next 4 years. Along with Bangladesh, the other committee member states are- France, Norway, Georgia, Serbia, Cuba, Jamaica, Vietnam, Burundi, Madagascar, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine.
Creative economic activities at UNESCO are coordinated through the 2005 convention. With the introduction of “UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award for Creative Economy”, Bangladesh has appeared as a leader in the global arena in this regard.
For this reason, Bangladesh’s election to the International Committee carries a special significance.
After being elected, Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, Ambassador of Bangladesh to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO, expressed gratitude to the member states of 2005 convention for giving Bangladesh the opportunity to represent in the international committee, the release said.