UNESCO Selects Artwork by Maksuda Iqbal Nipa and Mohammad Iqbal

On March 2016 UNESCO organized the exhibition 'Women's Role in Sustainable Development.' This was for International Women's Day 2016. Delegations nominated artists from five regional groups (including Asia-Pacific). Artists showed artworks that highlighted women’s role in sustainable development. 

Bangladeshi artists Ms. Maksuda Iqbal Nipa and Mr. Mohammad Iqbal represented the Asia-Pacific region. The 10-day long exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. She called on the UNESCO member states and partners to join forces to advance gender equality.