Bangladesh elected as a member of the Commission for Social Development

Bangladesh was unanimously elected as a member of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a term of four years (2023-2027).

The election took place during the ECOSOC management meeting on Wednesday, UNB reports.

Along with Bangladesh, India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were also elected to this body of the Asia-Pacific Group, according to the Bangladesh mission to the UN.

“Bangladesh has achieved remarkable successes in poverty reduction and socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This election demonstrates recognition of Bangladesh’s extraordinary achievement by the international community,” said Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN after the election.

She said that Bangladesh attached great importance to the work of the commission.

“As a member of the Commission, we will do our utmost to foster international cooperation for socio-economic development by sharing our best practices,” said Ambassador Fatima.

The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) has been the key organ of the United Nations advising ECOSOC on general social policies and monitoring key themes of social development.

The Commission is composed of 46 members.

Joel C. Hicks