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Debapriya appointed to UN body on LDCs

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On recommendation of the Secretary General of the United Nations, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its recent session has appointed Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) to the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP),  says a press release.
Dr Debapriya, in his personal capacity, will serve as a member of 24-member strong CDP for a three-year term (2019-2021).
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, the CDP reviews the list of LDCs for inclusion in and graduation from the group. The current work programme of the CDP also includes rethinking of the criteria defining the LDCs and suggesting support measures for the graduating LDCs. The CDP will be also following Bangladesh's progress in the context of its scheduled graduation in 2024.  
Debapriya is a globally recognised expert on LDC issues. He was the Ambassador and Permanente Representative of Bangladesh to WTO and UN office in Geneva and Vienna and the Coordinator of the LDC Group in UN system in Geneva.

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