By Erol Avdovic
Note: Erol Avdovic is Managing editor at WebPublicaPress Online Magazine in New York, which carried this article originally. It is being reproduced by arrangement with them.
UNITED NATIONS (IDN-INPS) - Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury is a well-recognized analyst of the United Nations and for many years the champion for sustainable peace and development. He is a former Under-Secretary-General (USG) and High Representative of the UN. Chaowdhury was Chairman of the UN General Assembly’s Fifth (Administrative and Budgetary) Committee in 1997-1998, approving UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s first reform budget.
Among other important UN duties, like being Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN (1996-2001), he was an Initiator of Security Council resolution 1325 underscoring women’s equality.