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Bangladesh receives UN South-South Cooperation Award at UNESCAP in Bangkok

  • Senior Correspondent
    Published: 2018-09-14 04:37:38 BdST


Bangladesh has received an award in Bangkok in recognition of its “outstanding contributions” to South-South Cooperation at the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation.

The Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok said the award has been given by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation(UNOSSC) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the UNESCAP.

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UNESCAP Ambassador Saida Muna Tasneem received the award in a special ceremony at the UNESCAP on Wednesday.

The award was given by the UN to seven countries from the Asia and the Pacific including Bangladesh, India, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan for their outstanding contributions to promote South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

Bangladesh received the award for its pioneering role in building social innovation partnershipsover the past decade through the South-South Network for Public Service Innovation, under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Public Service Delivery Innovations utilising the ‘Digital Bangladesh Access to Information Platform”, the ambassador said.

The UNOSCC Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific, Denis Nkala, highly praised Bangladesh and the prime minister for her sustained commitment and leadership to the South-South partnershipsin advancing Public Service Delivery Innovation leveraging digital technologies.

Ambassador Tasneem also made a presentation at a panelist at the South-South Cooperation on the 40th Anniversary Commemorative programme the UNESCAP on “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s development partnership philosophy on Innovation, titled, “if you want to go far and fast, innovate together’.

She highlighted more than 20 different collaborative projects that Bangladesh has shared over the past few years with 20 different countries from the global South in Asia, Pacific, Africa and Latin America under the South-South Public Service Innovation Network.