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Rabab Fatima elected as president of UN Women Executive Board

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 13 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Rabab Fatima elected as president of UN Women Executive Board

Ambassador Rabab Fatima, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN Women Executive Board for the year 2022.

The election of the 5-member bureau was held on Tuesday in New York, which also elected the Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Ukraine, Iceland and Sierra Leone as the vice presidents. With this election, Bangladesh takes up the Presidency of the UN Women Executive Board for the first time.

The Executive Board provides strategic guidance to UN Women, the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women.

As the President of the Board, Bangladesh will be able to contribute further to the work of the UN Women.

In her inaugural speech, Ambassador Rabab Fatima thanked the Board members for electing her, and for their confidence in Bangladesh’s leadership to address the challenges that continue to affect women and girls across the globe, especially during the time of the pandemic.