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Rabab Fatima a powerful voice for vulnerable peoples, says UN office in Bangladesh

She is the first female diplomat from Bangladesh to be appointed as an UN Under-Secretary-General

Update : 12 Jun 2022, 11:08 AM

The UN office in Bangladesh has said the vast experience of Ambassador Rabab Fatima, newly appointed UN Under-Secretary-General, has made her a powerful voice for the vulnerable peoples.

“Her immense experience in leading highly climate-vulnerable countries, graduating LDCs makes her a powerful voice for vulnerable peoples. We look forward to working with her,” UN office in Bangladesh tweeted, congratulating Ambassador Fatima.

Earlier on Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Rabab Fatima, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, as high representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

The German Mission to the UN also tweeted saying Ambassador Fatima will be a leading advocate for the interests and perspectives of 91 states in the UN.

The high-level appointment of Ambassador Fatima at the UN is a testament to Bangladesh's deep and intense engagement in multilateral diplomacy and the recognition of true professionalism of Bangladeshi diplomats, Bangladesh says.

For the first time, a female diplomat from the Bangladesh Foreign Service has been appointed as an UN Under-Secretary-General.

With this appointment, Rabab Fatima becomes the highest ranking official among the Bangladesh nationals currently working in the UN system.

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