Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
November 13, 2007
former representative to the UN from Bangladesh, and former Under-Secretary-General of the UN
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In his more than three decades of diplomatic service Amb. Chowdhury served as Bangladeshi ambassador to Chile, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela, and as High Commissioner to the Bahamas and Guyana. At the UN he has served as President of the Security Council, President of the UNICEF Executive Board and asVice President of the Econmic and Social Council.
Through his long career he has specialized in economic and social development issues as well as in conflict prevention and international peace and security matters. He is a regular contributor to journals on peace, development and human rights issues, and is now Chairman of the International Institute for South Asian Affairs in New York.