Ex-principal secy Abul Kalam Azad made CVF Presidency’s special envoy
DHAKA, June 14, 2020 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s former
principal secretary Abul Kalam Azad has been appointed as the special
envoy for the United Nations (UN) Climate Vulnerable Forum (CBF)
Ex-UN Secretary General and Chair of the Board, Global Centre on
Adaptation Managing Partner, CVF, Ban Ki-moon and Chair of the CVF and
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have jointly given this
appointment, a source at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said today.
“It is our pleasure to inform you of the decision to appoint you as
the Special Envoy for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Presidency as
to be supported by the CVF and V20 Managing Partner, the Global Centre
on Adaptation including through the GCA Bangladesh office,” the letter
of appointment jointly signed by Ban Ki-moon and Sheikh Hasina said.
The letter said: “In this role, you’ll be expected to serve as a
key representative of the Chair of the CVF, exercised since April 2020
by the honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh.”
It mentioned Azad’s extensive experience in coordinating
Bangladesh’s efforts to realise the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) as Principal SDG Coordinator at the PMO and his tenure as
Principal Secretary to the Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
“By virtue of your appointment as a distinguished Fellow of the
GCA, we’re convinced that the wealth of expertise you would bring to
this role will greatly benefit Bangladesh’s presidency of this
important international forum,” the letter added.