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Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations

 

Responsibilities

  • General Assembly (Plenary) issues
  • Security Council matters
  • UN Reform: Management Reform, Mandate Review, Harmonization of business practices, GA Revitalization
  • Bilateral political issues of general nature
  • Overall supervision of works of other Committees

 

Educational qualification

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (MBBS), Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University, Dhaka (1983-89)
  • Post-graduate diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy, International Institute of Public Administration (IIAP), Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA),  Paris (1996-97)
  • Post-graduate diploma in Public International Law, University College London and Queen Marry, University of London, UK (2009)
  • Masters in Public International Law (LLM), University College London and Queen Marry, University of London, UK (2010)
  • PhD Candidate at the faculty of Law, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

 

Professional training

  • Foundation training at the Public Administration Training Center, Savar, Dhaka (1994)
  • Departmental Training on Foreign Affairs at the Bangladesh Civil Service Academy, Dhaka (1993)
  • Workshops conducted by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on negotiation skill, drafting, public speaking, etc. (2001-2004)
  • Basic Course on Law of the Seas at the Southampton Oceanographic Center, University of Southampton, UK (2004)
  • Post Graduate Certificate course on Conflict Management at the University of York, UK (2006)
  • Introduction Course on World Trade Organization, Geneva (2009),

 

Previous position

  • Deputy High Commissioner, Deputy High Commission for Bangladesh in Kolkata, India (2010-2012)
  • Minister, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices, Geneva (2006-2010)
  • Director for United Nations affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka (2004-2006)
  • Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations, New York (2004-2001)
  • Second Secretary/First Secretary, Embassy of Bangladesh to France and Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh to UNESCO, Paris (1998- 2001)
  • Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka (1993-1997)

 

Participation in international conferences/events

  • Participant as a panelist, Seminar on the Integration of BIMSTEC, Guwahati, India, (2010)
  • Member of the Bangladesh delegation to the World Health Assembly, Geneva (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Member of the Bangladesh delegation to the WHO Executive Board (2009, 2010)
  • Member of the Bangladesh delegation to the Human Rights Council sessions (2006-2010)
  • Participant, Regional Workshop on the Use of Mercenaries, Bangkok, (2009)
  • Participant, Asian Regional Workshop on Human Rights, Bali, (2007)
  • Participant, Asian Regional Workshop on National Human Rights Institutions, Manila, (2007)
  • Participant, UN Conference on Ant-Corruption measures, Warsaw, (2006)
  • Participant, Regional Workshop on Intellectual Properties, New Delhi, (2005)
  • Participant, UN Workshop on Integrated Peace-Keeping Mission, Oslo, (2005)
  • Member of the Bangladesh delegation to the UN General Assembly, New York (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Member, Working Group of the World Heritage Committee, UNESCO, Paris (2000)
  • Member of the Bangladesh delegation to the UNESCO General Conference, Paris (1999)

 

Elected/ Selected Positions in UN system

  • Member, Human Rights Council Working Group on Situations, Geneva, (2009-2010)
  • Member, Governing Board of UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, New York, (2002-2004)

 

Fellowship

Chevining Fellowship awarded by the British Government

 

Foreign Languages

  • English, French

Family Status

  • Married and has two children