Bangladesh has been elected as a member and vice president of the executive board of Unicef this year.
The announcement came after the First Regular Session 2019 of the executive board of Unicef, according to a press release issued by the Bangladesh’s permanent mission at the UN on Wednesday.
Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore and newly elected Executive Board president, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN, Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed addressed at the opening session, the press release read.
Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen said, “Bangladesh has made considerable progress in protecting and promoting child rights.”
The ambassador mentioned the steps Bangladesh took to reduce child mortality and malnutrition and to increase school enrolment.
He acknowledged the UN body’s support to Bangladesh for the children of the persecuted Rohingya community of Myanmar.
The Bangladesh representative also mentioned about Unicef’s role to reduce the disparity between children of under-developed and children of developed countries.