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Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima at the briefing on the work of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on 30 July 2020.

Madame Executive Secretary, Excellencies, Dear Colleagues – good morning. I thank you, Madame Executive Secretary, for reaching out to us and for your comprehensive briefing. I am very pleased to note the many important developments in the region and the initiatives being undertaken by ESCAP.  I also thank my good friend, Ambassador Amrit Rai, for …

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Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Commonwealth Consultation on “How to create the necessary conditions for a clean, resilient, and inclusive recovery that enables countries to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis”, 22 July 2020

Lord Ahmad, Secretary General Scotland, Excellencies – Good afternoon. I thank the Permanent Missions of Fiji, Rwanda, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth Secretariat for organizing this meeting.  I thank the panelists for sharing their valuable insights. Bangladesh, a climate vulnerable country, is facing multiple shocks due to the pandemic. For supporting our critical sectors …

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Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the High-Level event of the HLPF on “Multilateralism after COVID 19: what kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary?” Friday, 17 July 2020

I thank you, Madam President, for organizing this important debate.  I the Secretary General, and other speakers for sharing their important perspectives about the UN in the post-COVID world. We are going through extraordinary times; and an unprecedented crisis.  We are seeing how are hard-won gains as charted in the Agenda 2030 are at increasing …

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Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate on Conflict Related Sexual Violence: Turning Commitments into Compliance on 17 July 2020

Mr. President, I thank you and the German Presidency for organizing this virtual High-Level Open Debate. I also express my sincere appreciation to Ms. Pramila Patten, the Special Representative of Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Madame Nadia Carine Therese Fornel-Poutou, Executive President, Association des Femmes Juristes de Centrafrique (AFJC), and the distinguished representative …

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 Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the ISA virtual Ambassadorial Briefing, 10 July 2020, New York

Mr. Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I thank the International Seabed Authority for organizing this briefing. Today’s briefing is extremely important in terms of re-organizing our work and future priorities given the current uncertainties involving the Covid-19 pandemic. As regards the upcoming annual session, as you are aware, Bangladesh has been elected as the …

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Intervention by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima at the HLPF event on Means of implementation to match the scope of the crisis and the breadth of our ambition for 2030: Science, Technology and Innovation, 10 July 2020

Mr. Chair The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us yet again of the importance of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in tackling any crisis situation while remaining on track with Agenda 2030.  The digital infrastructure has helped us to remain connected, and to ensure business continuity despite the global lockdown.  At the same time, it has …

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Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh at the HLPF Side-event on Adaptation and Resilience in a post-COVID world: Transformative, Inclusive and Locally-led Climate Policy and Action, New York 8 July 2020

Thank you, Ambassador Geraldine. Excellencies, Distinguished Panelists, Dear Colleagues. Good afternoon. I thank you for organizing this timely and much-needed discussion on the dual crisis confronting us – climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Both are proving to be existential threats. I thank all the speakers for their thoughtful and thought-provoking perspectives. While the lives …

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UNat the HLPF virtual side event on “Digital with Purpose: Accelerating action and transformative pathways for delivering on the sustainable development goals and recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic”, 8 July 2020, 12 pm, New York

Thank you, Madam Moderator. Ambassador Milica Pejanović Đurišić, Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary General on South-South Cooperation James Gowen, Chairman, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative Excellencies,Distinguished Panelists,Distinguished Delegates, A very good afternoon to you all. I thank ITU, UNOSSC and GESI for organizing this event. This comes …

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UNat the HLPF virtual side event on “Digital with Purpose: Accelerating action and transformative pathways for delivering on the sustainable development goals and recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic”, 8 July 2020, 12 pm, New York Read More »

Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on “Peace Operations and Human Rights”, 07 July 2020, New York

Mr. President,  I thank you and the German Presidency for organizing this virtual High-Level Open Debate. Ialso express my sincere appreciation to Madame Michelle Bachelet, Mr. David Shearer, and the distinguished representatives of civil society, for their insightful remarks. Protection and promotion of human rights is an essential pre-requisite for achieving sustaining peace. This is …

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Closing statement by the President of the UNICEF Executive Board H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations on 02 July

Excellencies, Executive Director Fore, Distinguished Delegates, Dear Colleagues – it has been an extraordinary session. Our very first annual session held virtually. And belying all initial apprehensions, it was an extraordinary success. I sincerely thank everyone for their support, understanding and cooperation. And a special thanks to OSEB for their usual excellent support. I would …

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