Shameem Ahsan, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Italy and also Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO, IFAD and WFP
For the first time, Bangladesh was elected chairman of the board of directors of the United Nations World Food Programme.
The 36-member executive board of the world’s largest Rome-based humanitarian organization unanimously elected Bangladesh chairman of the board for 2022 at its first ordinary session on Monday, the Bangladeshi ambassador to Italy said. , Shameem Ahsan.
Ambassador Ahsan, also Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO, IFAD and WFP, assumed the Chair by acclamation of all Member States.
Along with the chairmanship, Bangladesh will lead the board supporting WFP’s efforts to provide life-saving assistance in humanitarian crises, particularly in conflict-affected countries and amid the ongoing ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. longer than expected.
In her opening remarks, the Ambassador reiterated that WFP has a crucial role to play in supporting the food security of many of the world’s most vulnerable populations and that as Board members they are responsible for providing guidance and assisting WFP in fulfilling its mandate. .