A. H. M. Moniruzzaman
A. H. M. Moniruzzaman, ( _bn. এ. এইচ. এম. মনিরুজ্জামান), (born 1952), is a career diplomat belonging to the Bangladesh Foreign Service. He is the head of Bangladesh Mission to the European Commission in Brussels. At the same time, he is Bangladesh's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. [ [http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/de/home/reps/forrep/hidden/c_107.-RelatedPar-0001-DownloadElement-0001-DownloadFile.tmp/%5cc_107.pdf] Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs ]
Ambassador Moniruzzaman was born on 1st January 1952 in Birbhum of
West Bengal,IndiaFact|date=October 2007. He is married with two children. While Bengali is his mother tongue, he also speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.Fact|date=October 2007
Ambassador Moniruzzaman writes on internatioanl relations and political science. He worked on the editorial board of the
Millennium, a journal on international affairs published by the London School of Economics and Political Science, during 1973 – 1975.Fact|date=October 2007
Education and training
He studied Political Science, Islamic History, English and Persian at the
University of the Punjaband obtained B.A. with a First Class in 1972. He studied Economics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) under University of Londonand obtained B. Sc. in 1975. Later he went to University College Londonand secured his M.Sc in Economicsfrom there in 1976. He also attended the Graduate Institute of International Studiesin the University of Genevaand was awarded a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies in 1989.
He attended professional courses on international law at
Hague Academy of International Lawunder UN/UNITAR International Law Fellowshipin 1986. He also participated in UN/UNITAR course on international economics for diplomats at the Economic Development Instituteof the World Bank, Washington, in 1987.
After returning to Bangladesh, Moniruzzaman joined the
University of Dhakain 1977 as Assistant Professor in the Department of International RelationsFact|date=October 2007. He served there until February 1979 Fact|date=October 2007.
He was appointed as Section Officer in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairsin 1979 on the basis of the results of the Superior Posts Examination held by the Bangladesh Public Service Commissionin 1976. Subsequently he was encadred in the Bangladesh Civil Servicein the Foreign Affairs cadre when it was constituted in 1981. In course of his diplomatic career, Moniruzzaman worked in Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Calcutta, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nationsin New York and Embassies of Bangladesh in Kuwait and Paris. Before coming to Brussels, he was serving as the Secretary (Multilateral Economic Affairs)in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka. Fact|date=October 2007.
Moniruzzaman also headed the Economic Affairs Department of the General Secretariat of the OIC in
Jeddahfrom 2000 to 2005.Fact|date=October 2007
pecial diplomatic assignments
Apart from regular diplomatic positions at home and abroad, Ambassador Moniruzzaman carried out various diplomatic assignments. Served as a delegation of Bangladesh in the UN Committee for Program and Coordination during 1985-89. Also attended numerous multilateral meetings held at the UN Headquarters in New York representing Bangladesh during 1984-87. He was in the Group of experts on Financial and Administrative Matters of the finance and Administrative Commission of the UNESCO Executive Board during the Group’s mandate period of 1996-97 and 1998-99. He Led the Bangladesh delegation to the 23rd session of the
Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairsheld in Jeddahin 2000. Also, he was a member of the Bangladesh delegation to the Third Extraordinary Summit of the OICheld in Makkah in 2005. Moreover, he served as a Member of the Bangladesh Delegation to SAARCand BIMSTECmeetings on several occasions.Fact|date=October 2007
* Moniruzzaman, A. H. M. : Self-determination as a Collective Human Right : An Appraisal, "BIIS Journal", No. 1, Vol. 11, 1990, Dhaka, Bangladesh
* [http://www.bangladeshembassy.be/ Bangladesh Embassy, Brussels]
* [http://www.geocities.com/bdcomnews/update.html Curriculam Vitae]
* [http://www.biiss.org/BIISS_JOURNAL.php?filename=journal/1990.html Self-determination as a Collective Human Right : An Appraisal]
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