PM to address 73rd UNGA tomorrow


NEW YORK, Sept 26, 2018 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address
the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly here tomorrow.

The prime minister is scheduled to deliver her speech at the General
Assembly Hall in the UN Headquarters between 7:30 pm and 8 pm (local time).

This year’s 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 prime minister will place some specific proposals in continuation of
her previous five specific measures for resolving the Rohingya crisis,
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told a press conference at the Foreign
Ministry in Dhaka on Thursday last.

Apart from the Rohingya issue, the prime minister will also discuss world
peace, safe migration, the rights of Palestine people, women empowerment and
climate change, the foreign minister said.

“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.

Sheikh Hasina will receive two prestigious awards — one for her dynamic
and farsighted role in addressing Rohingya crisis and another for her
outstanding leadership, Ali said.

The premier will receive ‘International Achievement Award’ introduced by
Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency, while Global Hope Coalition
will confer her ‘2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’
in two separate functions tomorrow evening.

Apart from these, Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with UN Secretary
General Antonio Guterres tomorrow afternoon, while US Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo will later call on her.

The prime minister arrived here on Sept 23 on a weeklong official visit to
the United States to attend the 73rd UNGA.

She will return home in the morning on October 1 via London.bss