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Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Photo: LehmanAmbassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury served from 2002 to 2007 as the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, responsible for the most vulnerable countries of the world.

A career diplomat, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York from 1996 to 2001. He also served as Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Chile, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela, as well as Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the Bahamas and Guyana.

Ambassador Chowdhury served as President of the United Nations Security Council for two terms in 2000 and 2001 and Chairman and President of the UNICEF Executive Board in 1985 and in 2000.

He spearheaded a pioneering initiative of the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 for adoption of the landmark Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and proclamation of the “International Decade for Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)”.

His initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council led to the adoption of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the role of women in peace and security.

He also chaired the Administrative and Budgetary Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in 1997-1998. He was Vice-President of the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations for two terms in 1997 and 1998.

In March 2003, the Soka University of Japan, conferred on Ambassador Chowdhury an Honorary Doctorate for his work on women’s issues, child rights and culture of peace as well as for the strengthening of the United Nations.

He is the recipient of the U Thant Peace Award and the UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace.

He has been decorated by the Government of Burkina Faso with the country’s highest honour “L’Ordre Nacionale” on 18 June 2007 in Ouagadougou for his championship of the cause of the most vulnerable countries.

Ambassador Chowdhury is the Chair of the International Drafting Committee on the Human Right to Peace, an initiative based in Barcelona, Spain.

He is the Chair of the International Day Peace NGO Committee at the United Nations since 2008.

He is an Honorary Patron of the Committee on Teaching About the UN (CTAUN), New York.

Ambassador Chowdhury received the first Institute for Global Leadership Lifetime Service Award on 1 May 2007 at the conference on New Leadership Models for Worcester, United States and the World in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns conferred their first “SPIRIT OF THE UNITED NATIONS” Award on Ambassador Chowdhury on 26 October 2007.

Dr. Chowdhury has structured curricula and taught courses on “The Culture of Peace” at the Soka University of America, Los Angeles and the City University of New York in 2008 and 2009. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University of the United States.

8 July 2010

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