Rabab Fatima will head the UN Women Executive Board

Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rabab Fatima, has been chosen as President of the UN Women Executive Board. 

In 2022, she will co-chair the Executive Board with Ambassadors Kyslytsya of Ukraine and Valtsson of Iceland. 

Rabab Fatima was elected to succeed Ambassador Fanday Turay, Sierra Leone’s new permanent representative to the United Nations, in a virtual election held on Tuesday (11 January). 

Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women greeted the newly elected bureau. 

Ambassador Rabab Fatima expressed her thanks and willingness to continue the wonderful job in line with UN Women’s mandate on her Instagram account. 

The UN Women Executive Board is the organization’s governing body and the main point of contact with member states. It offers guidance on a variety of topics while also hosting talks about the situation of women and girls in the context of global development possibilities and challenges: on the upcoming CSW, on our Covid response. 

In 2020, Rabab Fatima was President of UNICEF’s Executive Board, and in 2021, she was Vice President of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). 

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