Bangladesh has been unanimously elected as a member of the UN Social Development Commission for the period 2023-2026. The election was held at the ECOSOC management meeting held on April 13 at the UN headquarters. The Social Development Commission (SSCD) is an affiliate of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Apart from Bangladesh, India and Saudi Arabia have also been selected from the Asia-Pacific region in the 47-member CISKD.
Bangladesh elected a member of the UN Commission on Social Development
After the election, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rabab Fatima, said, “Bangladesh has made significant strides in poverty alleviation and socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.” This election is a manifestation of the international recognition of the indomitable development progress of Bangladesh.Noting that Bangladesh has always attached great importance to the work of the Commission, Ambassador Fatima said, “As members of the Commission, we will make every effort to further enhance international cooperation in the field of socio-economic development by sharing our best practices.”
The Social Development Commission is one of the key UN agencies that provides ECOSOC with social policy advice and follow-up on major social development issues.