PM seeks UN’s strong role in addressing global challenges

24 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the United Nations (UN) to play more decisive and robust role in resolving existing global challenges, including the Rohingya crisis, reports BSS.

“There are still areas where the UN can play a more decisive and robust role in resolving many of today’s intractable challenges such as the Rohingya Crisis,” the premier said in a message issued on Friday on the occasion of the UN’s 75th founding anniversary.

She said the world is still beset with poverty, hunger, armed conflicts, terrorism, insecurity, climate change – all of which call for concerted efforts and greater action.

“As we agreed in the declaration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, our challenges today are interconnected and can only be addressed through reinvigorated multilateralism. Only together can we build resilience against future pandemics and other global challenges,” she added.

On the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, Sheikh Hasina said, Bangladesh joins the international community in reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the principles and objectives enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

She said this year holds a special significance for Bangladesh as the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being celebrated.