Sunday, July 5, 2020 | ePaper

Equal participation of women in UN peacekeeping stressed

  • Print



Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador Rabab Fatima put stress on importance of ensuring meaningful, equal, and full participation of women in UN peacekeeping operations.
"I salute the women peacekeepers globally for their outstanding contribution to international peace and security," she said according to a press release, issued on Sunday by Bangladesh Permanent Mission in the UN received here.
She was speaking at a high-level virtual event titled "Key to Peace, Key to Protection: Women Peacekeepers in Action" to mark the International Day of Peacekeepers and the Protection of Civilian Week jointly organised by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Ghana, and Zambia to the United Nations.
Bangladesh envoy said as a tribute to UN peacekeepers, this year Bangladesh has issued a set of commemorative stamps with UN Post, which includes a stamp featuring the first ever women fighter pilots from Bangladesh deployed to UN peace operations.
These stamps commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who dreamt of a world free from conflict, inequality and injustice, she said.
In reiterating Bangladesh's unwavering commitment to put women to the forefront of the peacekeeping operations, Fatima highlighted Bangladesh's historic involvement with the adoption of the landmark Security Council resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security (WPS) and the recent adoption of the National Action Plan to implement it.

More News For this Category

Bangabandhu Birth Centenary National Committee meets to observe National Mourning Day

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee held an online meeting to discuss programmes to observe National Mourning Day and death anniversary of

BGB takes steps to stop border killing in Sylhet

BSS, Sylhet :Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has taken some coordinated steps, including launching an awareness campaign and creating employments for the frontier people, to stop killing and trespassing in the

Demand for skilled electricians increasing : Nasrul

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said demand for skilled electricians is increasing gradually both at home and abroad, requiring to create more electricians to

Wife gets dues within 72 hrs of cop's Covid-19 death

BSS, Manikganj :The Manikganj police administration has given the preliminary dues to the wife of a deceased police constable within 72 hours of his death from COVID-19 on June 27,

Corona pandemic 7.39cr people get govt assistance

Nearly 7.39 crore people from more than 1.68 crore families have received government relief assistance during the current coronavirus situation across the country as the government continues its relief work

Nagorik Oikya forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday in protest against enhancement of house rent and  price of water of WASA.

Nagorik Oikya forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday in protest against enhancement of house rent and price of water of WASA.

UNICEF prioritizes safely reopening schools

UNICEF Executive Board President Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid Covid-19 pandemic are

Bangladesh Krishak Samity forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday in protest against closure of state-run jute mills.

Bangladesh Krishak Samity forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday in protest against closure of state-run jute mills.

Dhaka Mahanagar Chhatra Union forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday demanding trial of house owner who threw away belongings to tenant students.

Dhaka Mahanagar Chhatra Union forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday demanding trial of house owner who threw away belongings to tenant students.

Creating more opportunities for youths stressed

Terming youths as the main warrior in realising the dreams and future plans of the country, speakers at a webinar underscored the need for properly utilising the potentials and talent