UN, US should come forward to resolve Rohingya crisis

Metro Desk

7 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

North South University (NSU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Atiqul Islam has said everyone, including the United States (US) and the United Nation (UN), needs to come forward to solve the Rohingya issue.

The NSU VC made the call while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 10-week Certificate course tilted "Humanism, Policy, and Diplomacy" by Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of the university on Saturday, said a press release.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and Head of Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT) Major General Abdul Qayyum Mollah were present in the programme as the special guests. Addressing the session, Miller said that the American Embassy has always been committed to humanitarianism. He emphasised the US standing by Bangladesh in various areas of humanitarian activities, including providing assistance to the Rohingya issue.

CPS Advisor and Course Coordinator Dr Katherine Li moderated the session while Director of SIPG and CPS, NSU Professor Sk Tawfique M Haque highlighted the context of organising the course in the event.

Organised in partnership with BIPSOT, the course is the first of its kind in Bangladesh to discuss humanitarianism, policy, and diplomacy. Ambassador M Shahidul Haque is the course advisor. The course has been organised on zoom.

The four-hour course will run every Saturday afternoon until April 10.