Rasheda K Chowdhury is the Advisor of the present caretaker government
in Bangladesh. She is in charge of the Ministries of Primary and Mass Education Women
and Children Affairs and Cultural Affairs. Recently she came to New York as a member of Bangladeshi delegation in the UN General Assembly.
this interview, Ms Chowdhury talks about her official engagements. She says
that her responsibility has been to look at the developments of women and
children in the light of Millennium development program and the issue of gender
In answer to a question that as Africa is gradually getting focused in
the UN , Bangladesh is being deprived , Rasheda Chowdhury says we need to understand that
African continent has been lagging behind for ages in all the indices of
development. She therefore, feels it strongly, that Africa should get priority in the UN
However she adds that in South
Asia where most people live , if UN
s focus is lost then it would be a point to ponder. They are trying to draw
attention of all development partners on this issue.