Bangladesh's Historic Achievement: UNGA adopts resolution to graduate Bangladesh from LDC

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution to graduate Bangladesh from the least developed country (LDC) category. The decision was taken at the 40th plenary meeting of 76th UNGA on Wednesday (BDsT). Bangladesh will graduate from the LDC category after an exceptionally extended preparatory period of five years (the sta...

SDGs Progress Award: Bangladesh in New Altitude

Hiren Pandit: The UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has conferred Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the "SDG Progress Award" for Bangladesh's steady course in responding to the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all. The honorable Prime Minister accepted th...

Bangla in UNGA: Continuation of legacy from father to daughter

September 25 is a glorious day in the history of the Bengali nation and the Bangla language as Bangabandhu addressed the UN General Assembly in Bangla for the first time on the day in 1974. Terming the day significant, prime minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday shared a video of Bangabandhu’s UNGA speech, the ...

UN Secretary General praises Bangladesh’s development, Sheikh Hasina’s leadership

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres has highly appreciated the development miracle of Bangladesh under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He lauded the Bangladesh Premier and her apt leadership to advance the country with overall development as he had bilateral talks with Sheikh H...

5G to be launched at the end of 2021: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has revealed the launching of 5G service in the country to take place at the end of this year. "We are aiming to launch 5G and planning to pilot it at the end of this year," he said at a business roundtable in New York. The government is pledge-bound to ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places three proposal for ensuring gender equality

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid special emphasis on forming a Women Leaders' Network as it can act as a force to ensure gender equality. "It is greatly empowering to be with you all. I strongly feel that we can establish a Women Leaders' Network which can bring us together, not just for one-off meetings, but to act as a force to ensure ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks bold steps towards climate change crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought global leaders' bolder steps over the climate change crisis amid speculations about particularly US pledges towards the issue in the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) debate. In a closed-door meeting of world leaders ahead of the weeklong UNGA debate, the Bangladesh premier renewed her call for strict ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina receives SDG Progress Award

The UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has conferred Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with "SDG Progress Award" for Bangladesh's steady course in responding to the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all. "The honorable Prime Minister accepted...

HPM Sheikh Hasina off to NY to join 76th Session of UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka this morning for New York, USA via Helsinki to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).   "A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines departed the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka for Helsinki carrying the premier and her entourage members around 9:...

Speech of HPM Sheikh Hasina at 75th United Nations General Assembly

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful Mr. President, AssamuAlaikum. I congratulate you on your election as the President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. We are passing through an unprecedented crisis in the history of humankind due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is also the first time in...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for economic diplomacy to boost country's trade

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Bangladeshi diplomats to pursue economic diplomacy alongside political diplomacy to give a boost to the country’s trade and commerce. “The duty of diplomatic missions has changed in today’s world. Now economic diplomacy has surfaced alongside the political one. We have to pursue diplo...

“We defy dissolution.”-- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Dr. Rashid Askari: On 25 September 1974, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a historic speech in the 29th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The speech has made history especially for two reasons. First, it was delivered in Bengali and second, it ushered in fresh ideas and policies to build a brave new world free of economic in...

74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

General Debate74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Address by, Her Excellency Sheikh HasinaHon’ble Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of BangladeshThe United Nations, New York, 27 September 2019 Bismillahir Rahmanir RahimMr. President, I would like to congratulate you on your election as the Presiden...

World must take steps to compel Myanmar for Rohingya return: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all measures to compel Myanmar to create conditions enabling the Rohingyas’ safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation to their ancestral homes. “Rohingya crisis is a formidable challenge for Bangladesh … we want a peaceful and immediate resolution ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for meaningful local and global partnership to achieve SDGs

Placing emphasis on meaningful partnership and cooperation at the local and global levels to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the world leaders to stick to their commitments that they had made for the planet and people. “Meaningful partnership and cooperation are equally essential, both at t...

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks global collaboration for universal health coverage

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said collaboration among countries at regional and global levels is fundamental to accelerate progress in the Universal Health Coverage. “Resource mobilisation to ensure Universal Health Coverage is a fundamental obstacle in many countries. Effective global partnership to formulate healthcare financi...

UN expresses solidarity with Bangladesh's govt

The United Nations (UN) has expressed full solidarity and cooperation with the government and the people of Bangladesh. “The UN is with full solidarity and full cooperation with the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a meeting with the Bangladesh pr...

HPM Sheikh Hasina urges UN to play a role in making a safer digital world

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the UN to play an effective role in making the digital world safer and continue its work on norm setting for information security. “UN can play a critical role in making the digital world safer. The work on norm-setting in information security should continue,” she said in a statement at a hig...

Myanmar must stop violence in Rakhine immediately and forever: HPM Sheikh Hasina at UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought expeditious UN and global interventions to protect all civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State irrespective of religion and ethnicity and take effective steps for a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday afternoon (this morning in Bang...

PM Sheikh Hasina's address at 70th Session of UNGA

PM Sheikh Hasina's address at 70th Session of UNGA Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Mr. President, Assalamu Alaikum and Good Morning to you all. Let me extend my heartiest felicitations on your election as the President of the 70thsession of the General Assembly. I also appreciate His Excellency Sam Kutesa for his excellent leadership of the Gene...