Dr Rashed Mustafa is new UNICEF Representative in Malaysia

Bangladeshi national keen to strengthen partnerships for children

23 July 2020
Rashed Sarwar profile photo
UNICEF Belarus

Dr Rashed Mustafa Sarwar began his tour of duty as UNICEF Representative in Malaysia in July 2020 following the departure of Marianne Clark-Hattingh to Armenia.

“In every crisis, there is opportunity. Only by working together, can we make a quick recovery from the ravages of the pandemic for the next generation. I look forward to working with partners at the national and state level to Reimagine a Malaysia that is fit for every child.” said Dr Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative in Malaysia.

Dr Sarwar previously served as the UNICEF Representative in the Republic of Belarus from 2015 to 2020. He has 25 years of experience with UNICEF and other UN agencies in Azerbaijan, Russia, East Timor, Georgia and Tajikistan, among others.

Dr Sarwar will lead the Malaysia country office, guiding UNICEF programming, policy direction, monitoring of compliance and performance standards as well as coordination with international, governmental and civil society organizations.

He hopes to engage children and young people, the focus of UNICEF’s mandate, as well as parents and caregivers who have an essential role in caring for every child’s well-being. While in Malaysia, Dr Sarwar hopes to increase the mobilisation of private and corporate resources and win the support of Malaysians, corporations and civil society organisations for the rights of every child in the country.

Dr Sarwar is a national of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and has an advanced medical degree in Medicine from the former Soviet Union.

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UNICEF Malaysia
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