01 Feb 2022, 23:13

Bangladesh elected as UN Peacebuilding Commission Chair

   DHAKA, Feb 1, 2022 (BSS) - Bangladesh Permanent Representative to

the United Nations (UN) was unanimously elected as the Chair of the
United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) today as the first ever
women for the post.

  The election to the Chair and Vice-Chairs of PBC was held at the UN
Headquarters in New York.

  Egypt and Dominican Republic were elected as the Vice-chairs.

   The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is an intergovernmental advisory
body that supports peace efforts of the conflict affected countries
upon their request, with a view to preventing relapse of conflict and
ensuring inclusive and sustainable development.

   Established in 2005, the PBC is composed of 31 members elected from
General Assembly, Security Council and ECOSOC.

   The top financial contributors and the top troops contributing
countries to UN system are also members of the commission.


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