UN Organ or Entity: Third Committee

Statement by Shahanara Monica, Minister, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the UNGA Debate on Agenda Item 69(a): “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance”, 06 December 2022, GA Hall

Mr. President, The global humanitarian overview for 2023 presents a very grim picture. A record number of 339 million people are projected to be in need of humanitarian assistance, which is almost 24% higher than 2022. Acute food insecurity and imminent famine loom large as 45 million people in 37 countries face real risk of …

Statement by Shahanara Monica, Minister, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN at the UNGA Debate on Agenda Item 69(a): “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance”, 06 December 2022, GA Hall Read More »

Statement by Mr. Md. Monwar Hossain, Deputy Permanent Representative at the adoption of 3rd Committee Resolution on the Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, 16 November 2022, CR-1, United Nations Headquarters

I thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to express my delegation’s sincere appreciation to all member states for their support to the resolution on the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, which has just been adopted without a vote. I thank the fellow members of the OIC, the …

Statement by Mr. Md. Monwar Hossain, Deputy Permanent Representative at the adoption of 3rd Committee Resolution on the Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, 16 November 2022, CR-1, United Nations Headquarters Read More »

Statement by H.E. Mr. Muhammad Abdul Muhith, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 77th Session of the UNGA on Agenda Item 64: Promotion and protection of the rights of children, on 10 October 2022 at UNHQ, New York

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I wish to commend you and the Bureau for your excellent stewardship of the 3rd Committee sessions this year. I thank the Secretary General and the special mandate holders for their useful reports and the recommendations.   Mr. Chair, Children account for 40 percent of the population in Bangladesh. They are …

Statement by H.E. Mr. Muhammad Abdul Muhith, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 77th Session of the UNGA on Agenda Item 64: Promotion and protection of the rights of children, on 10 October 2022 at UNHQ, New York Read More »

H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima with the ‘Politically Speaking’, the online magazine of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.

Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, was elected in February 2022 as the Chair of the 16th session of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), the body established in 2005 by the General Assembly and the Security Council to support peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict. We spoke to Fatima, the …

H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima with the ‘Politically Speaking’, the online magazine of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. Read More »

Statement of Mr. Monwar Hossain, the Deputy Permanent, Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Side event entitled “Empowering women in early warnings and early action to reduce disaster risk” on the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), Wednesday, 23 March 2022.

I thank you, Madam Moderator, for giving me the floor. At the outset, I thank colleagues from the UNDRR, WMO, IFRC and the Permanent Mission of Finland for organizing this timely event. The event coincides with the observance of the World Meteorological Day, which aims to reduce disaster risks by focusing on early warning systems. …

Statement of Mr. Monwar Hossain, the Deputy Permanent, Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Side event entitled “Empowering women in early warnings and early action to reduce disaster risk” on the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), Wednesday, 23 March 2022. Read More »

Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Side Event to the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, “A world we women and girls want: Lifestyle for the environment (LIFE)”, 21 March 2022

Thank you, Madam Chair for your kind introduction. Hon’ble Minister, Excellencies, Madame Chairperson, Distinguished Colleagues and Dear Friends, I thank the Permanent Mission of India and the All-India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) for organizing today’s event. It is an honour to join the Hon’ble Minister, Madame Smriti Zubin Irani, in today’s discussion and to …

Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the Side Event to the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, “A world we women and girls want: Lifestyle for the environment (LIFE)”, 21 March 2022 Read More »

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the CSW side event on: “We are Still Here! An Urgent Appeal for Investment in Local Women and Youth-Led Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Action in Response to the Rohingya Crisis”, 21 March 2022

Excellencies, Distinguished Panelists, My Dear Rohingya Sisters and Friends,  Warm greetings from New York to friends who have joined from everywhere! I thank the Permanent Mission of Canada, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and the Global Justice Center for organizing today’s event on the sidelines of the CSW, and for inviting me make …

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the CSW side event on: “We are Still Here! An Urgent Appeal for Investment in Local Women and Youth-Led Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Action in Response to the Rohingya Crisis”, 21 March 2022 Read More »

Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN at the General Discussion at the 60th Commission for Social Development, 10 February 2022

Madam Chair, I warmly congratulate you and the bureau on your election. You can count on my delegation’s full support in the commission’s work this year. We align ourselves with the statement of Group of 77 and China. Madam Chair, Today, more than 725 million people live in extreme poverty around the world.  And, 2.37 …

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Opening Remarks by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Bangladesh & President of the UN Women Executive Board at the First Regular Session, 14 February 2022

Excellencies, Distinguished Vice Presidents, Madame Executive Director, Distinguished Delegates, Good Morning. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the first regular session of the UN Women Executive Board. I extend a very warm welcome to Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, Ms. Sima Sami Bahous, on behalf of the Bureau, and all Member States – to …

Opening Remarks by H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Bangladesh & President of the UN Women Executive Board at the First Regular Session, 14 February 2022 Read More »

Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York at Inaugural Event of the NGO Committee on Language and Languages on Multilingualism and the United Nations, Policy, Practice and Prospects, 07 December 2021

  Excellencies, USG Abelian, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen A very good morning to you all. I thank the NGO Committee on Language and Languages for organizing today’s event. My special thanks to Professor Francis and Professor Tonkin for inviting me to share a few thoughts on this important subject. I am very pleased to …

Statement by H.E. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York at Inaugural Event of the NGO Committee on Language and Languages on Multilingualism and the United Nations, Policy, Practice and Prospects, 07 December 2021 Read More »