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Permanent Representative of Bangladesh H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima speaks at the UN Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on Myanmar

I thank you, Madame Chair. [And] I thank your delegation for organizing today’s meeting; and for keeping the Myanmar issue on the Council’s agenda. The situation in Myanmar remains a matter of great concern.  The lingering conflicts across the country; the violence, chaos and tension; and the targeting of minority groups in the country, have …

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First-ever UN resolution on vision impairment adopted unanimously

The United Nations General Assembly had unanimously adopted the first-ever UN resolution on vision impairment, committing access to eye healthcare for the 1.1 billion people living with preventable sight loss by 2030. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in New York, Ambassador Rabab Fatima introduced the resolution on behalf of the Friends of Vision, …

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Bangladesh Ambassador Rabab Fatima introduces first ever UNGA resolution on vision impairment

New York, 23 July 2021: The United Nations General Assembly has today, 23 July 2021, unanimously adopted the first ever UN resolution on vision impairment which committed access to eye health for the 1.1 billion people living with preventable sight loss by 2030. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador …

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UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment who currently lack eye services by 2030. …

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পবিত্র ঈদ-উল আযহা উপলক্ষে মান্যবর রাষ্ট্রদূতের বাণী

ঈদ মোবারক। পবিত্র ঈদ-উল-আযহা উপলক্ষে আমি নিউইয়র্কসহ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে বসবাসরত সকল প্রবাসী বাংলাদেশী ভাই-বোনকে জানাচ্ছি আন্তরিক শুভেচ্ছা। ঈদ-উল-আযহা আমাদেরকে ত্যাগের মহিমায় উদ্ভাসিত হতে অনুপ্রাণিত করে। আমাদেরকে   শান্তি, সহমর্মিতা ও ভ্রাতৃত্ববোধের শিক্ষা দেয়। ঈদ-উল-আযহার মর্মবাণী অন্তরে ধারণ করে আমরা নিজ নিজ অবস্থান থেকে জনকল্যাণমুখী কাজে অংশ নিয়ে বৈষম্যহীন, সুখী, সমৃদ্ধ ও শান্তিপূর্ণ সমাজ বিনির্মাণে অবদান রাখতে পারি। …

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Statement of H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh at the Generation Equality Forum, Paris “Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality” Action Coalition, 01 July 2021

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Excellencies, I thank the organizers for convening this important forum. At Beijing in 1995,the world community made bold commitments for women empowerment. Many of those promises, unfortunately, remain unfulfilled. Globally, women’s participation in politics, economy and labour force is not encouraging. Today, only 25% of parliamentarians are women, while women participation in …

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Bangladesh expresses disappointment as the new General Assembly resolution on Myanmar fails to recommend actions on repatriation of the Rohingyas

Bangladesh expressed deep disappointment during adoption of the resolution on the situation of Myanmar, which it said, failed to adequately reflect on the Rohingya crisis and in recommending any actions to resolve that crisis.  The resolution on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’ was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 18 June with 119 votes in favour, 01 against …

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Explanation of Vote by Bangladesh after adoption of the resolution on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’

Mr. President, Today’s resolution – on the ‘Situation in Myanmar’ is of utmost significance to Bangladesh. We share borders with Myanmar; we host over a million of their people. Therefore, stability in Myanmar is critically important for us in finding a durable solution for the million Rohingya we host, who are victims of atrocity crimes. …

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Foreign Minister calls upon the UN to ensure affordable access to COVID 19 vaccine for all.

New York, 17 June 2021: Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP thanked the Secretary General Antonio Guterres for declaring the COVID 19 vaccine a public good and requested for UN’s initiatives to ensure that the vaccine becomes accessible to all. He said while he was having a bilateral meeting held with the Secretary …

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