UN Organ or Entity: Third Committee

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ambassadorial level meeting of OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority, 3 November 2021

An ambassadorial level meeting of the Member States of the OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority was held at the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia today, 3 November 2021. The meeting was Chaired by His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN and participated by the …

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Statement by Ambassador Rabab Fatima Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations At the General Debate of the Third Committee of the Third Committee, UNHQ, 04 October 2021

Mr. Chair, At the outset, let me congratulate you and other members of the Bureau on your election.  You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation. Bangladesh aligns itself with the statement delivered by Guinea on behalf of Group 77 and China.  Allow me to share a few thoughts in my national capacity. …

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the United Nations High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace Thursday, 07 September 2021

I thank you, Sir/Mr. Chair. [I thank you for once again bringing us together; and for ensuring such an impressive line-up of participants despite the challenges of a virtual meeting.  The interest and commitment to this issue is evident in the large participation that we have now; and to your amazing convening power.]   Mr. …

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