UN Peace Mission

Bangladesh reiterates strong commitment

Diplomatic Correspondent

28 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Rabab Fatima has restated Bangladesh’s deep commitment to peacebuilding and sustaining peace efforts of the United Nations. 

She was speaking at the High-level Replenishment Conference held virtually on Tuesday.  The conference was convened by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres along with the governments of Canada, Germany, Sierra Leone and Sudan to generate financial contributions to the UN’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).

Bangladesh made a pledge to the fund, said a press release of the permanent mission on Wednesday.  “The financial contribution of Bangladesh to the Peacebuilding Fund despite Covid-19 related austerity measures signals our strong political commitment to global peace,” said Ambassador Fatima.

This contribution is made in addition to Bangladesh’s invaluable support to the peacekeeping operations and the peacebuilding architecture of the UN.  

The conference for the Peacebuilding Fund was organised to mobilise voluntary contributions for the 2020-24 Investment Strategy of the Peacebuilding Fund.

It was inaugurated by the UN secretary general, president of Sierra Leone, prime minister of Sudan and foreign ministers of Canada and Germany. Over 50 foreign ministers from all regions participated in the meeting.

Rabab Fatima represented the Government of Bangladesh at the conference.