Bangladesh women peacekeepers’ role lauded at UNSC

Staff Correspondent

14 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen on Thursday lauded the contribution of Bangladeshi women's peacekeepers in the United Nations peacekeeping operations.

He came up with complementation speech at the United Nations Security Council’s open debate on ‘Women in Peacekeeping’ at the UN Security Council in New York.

Mentioning Bangladesh’s position at 5th among the Troop Contributing Country (TCCs) and Police Contributing Country (PCCs) in contributing female peacekeepers, Ambassador Masud also said Bangladesh deployed female officers as Contingent Commander in UNOCI, Ivory Coast; MINUSTAH, Haiti; MINUSCA, Central African Republic and MONUSCO, DR Congo and deployed two female helicopter pilots in DR Congo.

“Earlier we also deployed Full Contingents of All-Female Formed Police Units in Congo and Haiti,’ he said in the discussion.

Recalling Bangladesh’s role adopting the landmark resolution 1325 in 2000 as a member of the Council, the Permanent Representative also informed that Bangladesh is gradually increasing its female peacekeepers in keeping with our commitment to the UN and in the light of the resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.