Dhaka, Aug 26 (Just News): The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has appointed distinguished fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Debapriya Bhattacharya a member to the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP).
The appointment has been made for three years, following recommendation from the UN secretary general, said a CPD press release issued on Sunday.
Professor Nurul Islam, professor Rehman Sobhan and professor Wahiduddin Mahmud were earlier the members to the CDP from Bangladesh.
Debapriya will serve as a member of 24-member strong CDP for a three-year term between 2019 and 2021.
Established in 1965, the CDP is an independent body under the UN which advises on development cooperation policies in support of least developed countries (LDCs). Every three years, it reviews the list of LDCs for inclusion in and graduation from the group.
The CDP will also be following Bangladesh's progress in the context of its scheduled graduation in 2024, said the press release.
Debapriya was the ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh to WTO and UN office in Geneva and Vienna and the coordinator of the LDC Group in UN system in Geneva.
Debapriya Bhattacharya’s forthcoming edited book, published by Routledge (London), is titled Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises.