Bangladesh in the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth
Bangladesh has been unanimously elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Board of Governors for the term 2022-24.
A press release of the Bangladesh High Commission in London on Friday said that the Commonwealth Executive Committee consists of 16 members. Out of which eight are the highest contributing member states and the remaining eight are elected from the four regions. Bangladesh is elected as member of the Executive Committee (EC) from the Asia-Europe region.
The Executive Committee oversees all matters relating to finance, personnel and administration of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The committee also makes policy recommendations for the Commonwealth.
Apart from this, Bangladesh has also been unanimously elected as a member of the Commonwealth Accreditation Committee for the term 2022-23. The eight-member committee serves as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Other members of the committee include Australia, India, New Zealand, Ghana, Grenada and Fiji. The Committee scrutinizes the membership of new and affiliated organizations of the Commonwealth.
According to the press release, the unanimous election of Bangladesh to the Executive Committee (EXCO) and Accreditation Committee is a reflection of Bangladesh’s deep commitment, contribution and leadership in the Commonwealth of Nations. It was the first international organization after Bangladesh’s independence under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, where Bangladesh gained membership for its prudent leadership.
The press release also said that Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and member of the Commonwealth Board of Governors Saida Muna Tasnim will represent Bangladesh in both committees. bus /