UN Organ or Entity: Economic and Social Council

Statement by H.E. Dr. Rokeya Sultana, M.P., Hon’ble State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh at the 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD57) on 30 April 2024 at CR 4, UNHQs

Madam Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates We welcome the adoption of the Political Declaration on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ICPD programme of Action. We believe, implementation of ICPD programme of action is essential for achieving sustainable development goals. To reinforce this message on the occasion of ICPD-30, we are hosting the global dialogue …

Statement by H.E. Dr. Rokeya Sultana, M.P., Hon’ble State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh at the 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD57) on 30 April 2024 at CR 4, UNHQs Read More »

Statement by Mr. Md Showeb Abdullah, Counsellor at the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development, 12 February 2024 at Conference Room 4, UNHQs

Mr.  Chair, Allow me to congratulate you and the bureau on your election. We assure the full support of Bangladesh delegation in the commission’s work this year. Bangladesh delegation aligns itself with the statement of Group of 77 and China. Owing to the interconnected nature of the world and its challenges, we are witnessing increased …

Statement by Mr. Md Showeb Abdullah, Counsellor at the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development, 12 February 2024 at Conference Room 4, UNHQs Read More »

Keynote speech by H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP Hon’ble Foreign Minister at the High Level Committee on South-South Cooperation ‘South-South Cooperation and sharing of experiences on graduation among Least Developed Countries: Bangladesh experience’

Ambassador María del Carmen Squeff, President of the High-Level Committee on SouthSouth Cooperation, Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Lithuania, Madam Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, Distinguished panelists, Ladies and Gentlemen   Assalamu Alaikum, and a very good afternoon to you all. It is indeed …

Keynote speech by H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP Hon’ble Foreign Minister at the High Level Committee on South-South Cooperation ‘South-South Cooperation and sharing of experiences on graduation among Least Developed Countries: Bangladesh experience’ Read More »

Intervention by Mr. Monwar Hossain, Deputy Permanent Representative at the ECOSOC FFD Forum Panel VI: Building the economy of the future that is climate-resilient and aligned with the SDGs on 15 April 2021

I thank you moderator for giving me the floor. 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 and the most vulnerable people, our Government has already rolled out a 14.6-billion-dollar stimulus package. Our 8th five-year plan, …

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Intervention by Mr. Monwar Hossain, Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Special High-level Meeting with Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTAD at the ECOSOC FFDF on “Embracing shared solutions to finance sustainable development in a challenging environment”: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Directors of World Bank and IMF on 13 April 2021 

I thank you Mr. Moderator for giving me the floor. I also thank President of the ECOSOC, Chair of the Development Committee of the WBG, Chair of the IMFC, and President, Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD for their insightful remarks. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed higher expectations on the WB, IMF and other development partners …

Intervention by Mr. Monwar Hossain, Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Special High-level Meeting with Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTAD at the ECOSOC FFDF on “Embracing shared solutions to finance sustainable development in a challenging environment”: Interactive Dialogue with Executive Directors of World Bank and IMF on 13 April 2021  Read More »

Statement by H.E. A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP Hon’ble Finance Minister of Bangladesh at the Special Segment on Financing the Recovery from COVID-19 of the Financing for Development Forum, Monday, 12 April 2021

Mr/Madam Chair Distinguished Delegates   The COVID-19 pandemic struck the world economy last year with the biggest shock since the second world war. Like many other developing countries, COVID-19 has hard hit Bangladesh with its serious impacts. These include sharp decline in domestic demand and disruptions of trade, production and supply. The Government of Bangladesh, under …

Statement by H.E. A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP Hon’ble Finance Minister of Bangladesh at the Special Segment on Financing the Recovery from COVID-19 of the Financing for Development Forum, Monday, 12 April 2021 Read More »

  Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the 2021 ECOSOC Special Meeting on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating racism, xenophobia and discrimination for all in the decade of action of SDGs”

 Mr. President, Excellencies, I thank you, Mr. President, for convening today’s special meeting on a very timely and topical subject. Last year, we witnessed how an unforeseen public health crisis endangered the entire spectrum of our global gains. Going beyond the physical health and economic impacts, the pandemic shook all aspects of the human society. …

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Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Discussion on agenda item 3 (a) at the 59th Commission for Social Development on 09 February 2021

Theme: Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.  I thank you Madame Chair; and I warmly congratulate you and other members of the bureau on your election.  We are in very good hands as the Commission meets in the midst of the pandemic. My …

Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Discussion on agenda item 3 (a) at the 59th Commission for Social Development on 09 February 2021 Read More »

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 …

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 Read More »

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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