Bangladesh has been elected to serve as the Vice-President of the UN 2023 Water Conference which started on 22 March at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The result was formally announced during the opening of the Conference.
This is the first UN water conference in a generation which aims to mobilize Member States, the UN system and all relevant stakeholders to take action and bring successful solutions to the global water agenda.
Following the election, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith said that this Vice-Presidency comes as a recognition to the trust and confidence of the global community on the able leadership of Bangladesh to the work of the United Nations.
This will allow Bangladesh to support the global efforts to take concerted action to achieve the internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will provide an opportunity for us to pursue our national priorities in the global water agenda, Ambassador Muhith further added.
The Conference is being attended by Heads of States and Ministers from UN Member States. The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen is leading a 13-member Bangladesh delegation including the State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque, to the Conference being held on 22-24 March.