Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina will leave for United States on September 22 to attend the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA]. During the next Session of UNGA Bangladesh is likely to move two resolutions, one on empowerment of people and another on global autism movement. During the last 66thSession of the UNGA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her speech has proposed her peace model for people’s empowerment, which was unanimously adopted the ‘peace model’ by the UNGA. Once the resolution is adopted by the UN, it would be used as a global model for peace and sustainable development.
While making the proposal at the 66th session of UNGA last year, Sheikh Hasina had said cherished global peace can prevail under a multi-dimensional democratic approach with six mutually reinforcing multipliers. The six multipliers are: eradication of poverty and hunger, reduction of inequality, mitigation of deprivation, inclusion of excluded people and acceleration of human development and elimination of terrorism.
In August this year, a two-day conference on “People’s Empowerment and Development” was held here in support of the peace model initiative. Representatives from the UN and 62 member-countries, and civil society members attended the conference organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh will also move a resolution on autism movement. In July last year, Dhaka hosted the first-ever international conference on autism in the region to generate greater awareness on the plight of the autistic children. A foreign ministry official said Bangladesh will be included in the lead group of the UN secretary general’s two global initiatives — Scaling Up Nutrition [SUN] movement and on Education or ‘Education First.’
The Scaling Up Nutrition [SUN] movement was launched a year ago. The initiative has support from more than 20 countries. Over 100 agencies and organisations have endorsed the SUN framework that sets out the movement’s approach as food and nutrition security is a human right. Bangladesh will also attend high level meetings on peace building, rule of law and launching of the second report of the Climate Vulnerability Movement under the Climate Vulnerable Forum.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead a delegation of 26 members to attend the 67th UN General Assembly in New York. The prime minister will call on UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and current 67th UNGA president Vuk Jeremić, the Foreign Minister of Serbia. She will also attend a function on Equal Future Partnership to be hosted by US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York on September 24.