Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury served as the Under-Secretary General and High Representative at the United Nations for the Least Developed and Land Locked Countries (2002-2007). He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, President of the Security Council, President of UNICEF, and Vice-President and member of the Executive Board of the UN's Economic and Social Council. He pioneered the initiative of the UN General Assembly in 1999 for adoption of the landmark Declaration and 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). He is the recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace, and the Spirit of the UN Award. He served as Adjunct Professor at, Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy, and taught courses on the culture of peace at Soka University and City University of New York. He is a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.