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Rabab Fatima new Bangladesh envoy to UN

  • Published at 07:01 pm September 18th, 2019
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File photo of Rabab Fatima UNB

In her diplomatic career, she has worked in Bangladesh missions in New York, Geneva, Kolkata and Beijing

The government has appointed Rabab Fatima, current ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, as the new ambassador and permanent representative of the country to the United Nations in New York.

Fatima is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 1986 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

In her diplomatic career, Fatima worked in various capacities in Bangladesh missions in New York, Geneva, Kolkata and Beijing.

At the headquarters, she served in various capacities primarily in the United Nations Wing, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Fatima also served in lien at two international organizations — the Commonwealth Secretariat in London as the head of Human Rights (2006-2007), the International Organization for Migration as the regional representative for South Asia in Dhaka (2007-2011), and as the regional coordinator and adviser for South and South West Asia and regional adviser for Climate Change and Migration in IOM’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok (2012-2015). 

She obtained her masters in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the US.

Fatima is married to fellow diplomat Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, who is currently serving as the ambassador of Bangladesh to France.

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