Women peacekeepers’ contribution hailed

Diplomatic Correspondent

1 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Lauding the outstanding contribution of women peacekeepers, Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, called for ensuring meaningful, equal and full participation of women in peace operations.

“I salute the women peacekeepers globally for their outstanding contribution to international peace and security,” she said.

She made the remark on Friday while speaking at a high-level virtual event titled ‘Key to Peace, Key to Protection: Women Peacekeepers in Action’ which was jointly organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Ghana, and Zambia to the United Nations marking the International Day of Peacekeepers and the Protection of Civilian Week.

The ambassador told, “As a tribute to UN peacekeepers, this year Bangladesh has issued a set of commemorative stamps with UN Post, which includes a stamp featuring the first ever women fighter pilots who were deployed to UN peace operations from Bangladesh.”

In reiterating Bangladesh’s unwavering commitment to put women to the forefront of the peacekeeping operations, she highlighted Bangladesh’s historic involvement with the adoption of the Landmark Security Council resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security (WPS) and the recent adoption of the National Action Plan, adopted to implement the resolution.