When will UN recognise Bangladesh genocide?

The genocide of 1971 is well documented in various forms. The first detailed report of the atrocities was published by a well-known Pakistani journalist Anthony Mascarenhas in the UK's The Sunday Times, on June 13, 1971. Mascarenhas, who was among a group of journalists from West Pakistan invited by the government to write in support of the mili...

'Genocide Watch' recognizes the Pakistan army's 1971 genocide in Bangladesh

Genocide Watch, a US-based organisation that campaigns against all forms of mass murder, has recognised as genocide the crimes committed by the Pakistani forces during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. “Genocide Watch recognizes the crimes committed by the Military Forces of Pakistan against the Bengali population in Bangladesh i...

Bangladesh elected Chair of UN Peacebuilding Commission

Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). The elections to the Chair and Vice-Chairs of PBC were held at the UN Headquarters, New York on Tuesday. Ambassador Fatima is the first woman to be elected the PBC C...

Bangladesh navigates COVID-19 relatively well: United Nations

Amid sound macroeconomic policies, Bangladesh has navigated the Covid-19 pandemic relatively well, says the United Nations (UN). The country's total economic output is projected to expand by 6 percent in 2022, according to the UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022, which was launched recently. Bangladesh economic activities ride on ...

United Nations lauds Bangladesh’s massive successes as it celebrates Victory Day

‘Bangladesh has traversed a long and difficult path from new nationhood devastated by war and famine to its undeniable influence as a UN member’   The United Nations (UN) family in Bangladesh has appreciated Bangladesh’s growth saying the UN is committed to supporting the government in every step towards achiev...

UN will continue its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue: Mia Seppo

UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Tuesday said the United Nations (UN) will continue its support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue. She made the remark while making a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban. Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters afte...

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...

Bangladesh perfect example of innovation-driven development: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed has highlighted how Bangladesh harnessed the power of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to achieve its transformative socio-economic development during the last decade at the UN. Highlighting the success of the "Digital Bangladesh" vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said Bangladesh ...

UN to raise 1971 Genocide issue in international forum

The United Nations (UN) will raise the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh in 1971 in the international forum, visiting UN Under Secretary-General and Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng said on Sunday. “Though some countries may oppose, we will raise the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh during the liberat...

UN recognizes Bangladesh as a 'Developing Country'

The United Nations has recognized Bangladesh as a developing country in the month of independence and on the day of Bangabandhu's birthday. Roland Mollerus, Chief of the United Nations CPD Secretariat, handed over the letter to the Bangladeshi envoy in New York. World Bank recognized Bangladesh as a low-middle income country in July 2015 and n...