Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Hasina to put specific proposals at UNGA to end Rohingya crisis
September 20th, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Hasina to put specific proposals at UNGA to end Rohingya crisis

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to place specific proposal to end the Rohingya crisis at the United Nations General Assembly as she is scheduled to leave Dhaka Friday for New York to attend the annual meet of the UN.

Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said the premier will come up with the proposals in continuation to her five-point proposal that she made during the previous conference.

In her last year’s proposal she wanted sustainable repatriation of all Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar.

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar launched a brutal military crackdown last year. They have since then been living in squalid camps in south-eastern Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar.

The heads of state or government, members of their parties and other delegations, observers or individual members will attend the 73rd session of the UNGA to be held from September 25 to October 1.

The Prime Minister will place the proposals at the general debate session of UNGA on September 27.

This year, the theme of the general debate is ‘Making the United Nations relevant to all people: Global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies’.

The minister said Hasina will also discuss on world peace, safe migration, rights of Palestine people, women empowerment and climate change among others.

“She will also present Bangladesh’s different socioeconomic advancements, including establishment of digital Bangladesh and the country’s ongoing democratic process to world leaders,” he said.

Hasina will also join ‘High Level Side Event on the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis’ organised by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). At the meeting, she will discuss with heads of OIC member states on taking a collaborative effort from the Muslim Ummah in resolving the crisis.

The Prime Minister, during her US visit, will also join “High level discussion on Economic Growth through Women’s Empowerment’. The UN Secretary General will also deliver his speech at the meeting.