UN Organ or Entity: First Committee

Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN at High-level Debate of the General Assembly on “Enhancing youth mainstreaming in crime prevention policies”, 06 June 2022

Mr. President, I thank you for convening today’s high-level debate on enhancing youth mainstreaming in crime prevention policies.   Mr. President, The world today is home to 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth population in human history. Connected to each other like never before, young people can contribute immensely to building peaceful societies. Their …

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Statement by Mr. Md Monwar Hossain, PhD, Deputy Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in New York at the 2022 substantive session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC), 04 April 2022 at CR-4, UNHQs

Mr. Chair, My delegation joins others in congratulating you on your assumption of the Chair of the 2022 substantive session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC). I also congratulate warmly the other members of the bureau on their election. Bangladesh aligns itself with the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). …

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Statement by Mr. Md Rafiqul Alam Molla, First Secretary at the 1st substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025, Item: General exchange of views, 13 December 2021

Mr. Chair,   I would like to join other delegations in congratulating you on your election as the chair of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on security of and in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).  I am confident that under your able stewardship, this process will generate substantive outcomes, including practical and …

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Statement by Mr. Md. Rafiqul Alam Molla, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the Thematic Debate: Combined Clusters 2: Other Disarmament Measures, Regional Disarmament, and Disarmament Machinery, First Committee of the 76th UNGA, 18 October 2021

Mr. Chair, Bangladesh aligns itself with the Statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) under this combined cluster. Rapid technological development, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other emerging technologies continues to redefine the nature of our disarmament discourse. ICT has brought immense benefits to our people. Yet the emerging technologies led …

Statement by Mr. Md. Rafiqul Alam Molla, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the Thematic Debate: Combined Clusters 2: Other Disarmament Measures, Regional Disarmament, and Disarmament Machinery, First Committee of the 76th UNGA, 18 October 2021 Read More »

Statement by Mr. Md. Rafiqul Alam Molla, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the Thematic Debate: Combined Clusters I: Nuclear Weapons, Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, Outer space (disarmament aspects) and Conventional Weapons of the First Committee of the 76th UNGA, 12 October 2021

Mr. Chair, The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed nearly every aspect of our world including creating a devastating impact on human life and the economy. The pandemic, however, failed to slow down the global nuclear weapons spending.  Despite the enormous need for resources to deal with the current global health crisis, 72.6 billion US dollars were …

Statement by Mr. Md. Rafiqul Alam Molla, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the Thematic Debate: Combined Clusters I: Nuclear Weapons, Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, Outer space (disarmament aspects) and Conventional Weapons of the First Committee of the 76th UNGA, 12 October 2021 Read More »

Statement by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Debate of the First Committee of the 76th UNGA, 04 October 2021

Mr. Chair, I am delighted to see you at the helm of this important Committee.  I am confident that under your able stewardship, we will have a productive session. I also congratulate warmly the other members of the bureau on their election. Bangladesh aligns itself with the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the …

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Statement by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at Virtual Commemoration of the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 22 January 2021

Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, I am truly honoured and delighted to join other state parties for this historic event to celebrate the entry into force of the landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). On this auspicious occasion, I warmly congratulate all the countries that have ratified this landmark Treaty. The entry into force …

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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Preparatory Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, 3rd & 10th November 2020 (Bangladesh, Canada and United Kingdom)

Thank you, Ambassador Richard Arbeiter. Excellencies, USG Lacroix, Director-General Lee, Distinguished Delegates, good morning. On behalf of the co-organizers, I am very pleased to welcome you all to the Conference on Sustaining Peace: the First Preparatory Meeting of the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial 2021. I thank you for joining us from different time zones; your presence …

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Statement by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Debate of the First Committee of the 75th UNGA 14 October 2020

Mr. Chair, I warmly congratulate you and Members of the Bureau on your election to the First Committee. I assure you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation in discharging your responsibilities. Bangladesh aligns itself with the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Allow me to share a few thoughts …

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Statement by H.E. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Hon’ble Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs under General Debate of the First Committee of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly 14 October 2019, CR-4

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Hon’ble Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs under General Debate of the First Committee of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly 14 October 2019, CR-4 Mr. Chair, I congratulate you on your assumption of Chair of the First Committee. We assure you …

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Hon’ble Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs under General Debate of the First Committee of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly 14 October 2019, CR-4 Read More »