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Bangladesh elected vice president of UNICEF executive board

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2019 (BSS) – Bangladesh has been elected as a member and
Vice President of the executive board of UNICEF this year.

“Bangladesh has been elected as a member and Vice President of the
UNICEF’s executive board this year at its First Regular Session-2019 at the
United Nations (UN),” said a press release of permanent mission of Bangladesh
at the UN received here today.

UNICEF’s executive director Henrietta Fore and newly elected President of
UNICEF’s executive Board, the Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN
Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed addressed the opening session.

“Bangladesh has made considerable progress in protecting and promoting
child rights,” the press release quoted Permanent Representative of
Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen as saying.

He focused on Bangladesh’s major achievements including reducing child
mortality, declining malnutrition, increasing primary school enrolment,
distribution of free textbooks on the first day of the year and
implementation of the National Action plan to control repression against
children and women.

Mentioning the UNICEF’s research on Bangladesh Government’s success in
child related sector, he said “UNICEF’s study reveals that government’s
investments in social safety net programs, adolescent health, and
opportunities for secondary education for girls helped positively towards
ending child marriage”.

Momen mentioned UNICEF’s role to reduce the disparity between children of
under-developed and developed countries.

In this regard, he commended the commencement of the UNICEF’s initiative
entitled ‘Generation Unlimited’ and he expects it’s more expansion in future.

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