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Thursday, 27 November 2014

UN nominates Bangladeshi Scientist Firdausi Qadri for its Technology Bank Panel..........

The bank will be dedicated to helping the least developed countries (LDCs) emerge out of poverty, said a statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson.

Qadri is currently the director of the Centre for Vaccine Sciences at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).

Bangladesh's Permanent Representative at the UN AKA Momen told bdnews24.com: "We had proposed this technology bank's headquarters to be established in Dhaka during the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's 2011 visit to Bangladesh. Later a few other cities including, Istanbul gave the same proposal."

"The South-South Cooperation Summit of UN will be held in Dhaka in February. We will then propose the setting up of a 'Science and Technology Centre' in Dhaka. Even if we don't get the headquarters of technology bank, initiatives will taken to use this centre as the regional branch of it," he said.