Bangladeshi Ambassador to Austria Md Abu Zafar has been elected one of the three vice presidents under the Asia Pacific Group for two years
Bangladesh has been elected vice president of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Bangladesh embassy to Austria made the disclosure in a press release on Tuesday.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Austria Md Abu Zafar has been elected one of the three vice presidents under the Asia Pacific Group for two years to represent Bangladesh, the press release said. New officials will be elected as VPs in November, 2019.
Abu Zafar is leading a team representing his country at the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP7) to the UNCAC, which began last Monday and will continue through the end of this week in Vienna.
According to the UN news centre, over 1,600 participants are attending COSP7, with about 45 side events and exhibitions will be held on the margins of the conference to promote discussion on anti-corruption activities.
The Convention, adopted in 2003, covers five main areas — prevention, criminalisation and law enforcement measures, international cooperation, asset recovery, and technical assistance and information exchange.