Farashuddin elected to UN International Civil Service Commission


Former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammed Farashuddin has been elected as the member of the International Civil Service Commission (ISCS) for a four-year term starting from January 1, 2017.

The ICSC is an independent expert body established by the United Nations General Assembly to regulate and coordinate the conditions of service of staff in the United Nations common system and promoting high standards in the international civil service.

Dr Farashuddin was unanimously elected at an election held at the United Nations yesterday, reads a press release by Permanent Mission of Bangladesh at the UN.

The Commission comprises 15 independent experts.

arashuddin and 14 others will serve for a four-year terms on the commission. The committee is scheduled to begin work in January.

The founding vice-chancellor of East West University, Farashuddin served as the Personal Secretary to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from 1973 to 1975.

He headed the Bangladesh Bank between 1998 and 2001.

The 74-year-old Farashuddin was born in Madhabpur in Habiganj.

Farashuddin began teaching after graduating in Economics from the Dhaka University in 1964. He would later complete his PhD at Boston University in the US.

He was also a member of Bangladesh’s first Planning Commission.