Getting Migration Governance Right

Photo of Sheikh HasinaThe Embassy of Bangladesh in Paris is proud to share with you an article titled " Getting Migration Governance Right", authored by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In her article, Hon'ble Prime Minister has called upon the international community to give a closer look at the issue of migration, one of the most serious challenges facing the world today. The article has been published in the Project Syndicate, a prestigious forum that provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience by featuring exclusive contributions by prominent political leaders, policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and civic activists from around the world.Link: Getting Migration Governance Right

UNESCO Hqs, Paris: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bangladesh Proposes for World Cultural Conference at UNESCO

Bangladesh tabled a proposal to UNESCO for convening Annual World Cultural Conference, which may bring the cultural activists, religious leaders, writers, poets, artists from around the world to discuss ways and means to foster peace and harmony.

It was stated by Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Principal Secretary, Prime Minister's Office and the Bangladesh Representative to the UNESCO Executive Board at the UNESCO Head Quarter in Paris, while making a national statement today at its 201st session of the Executive Board. He also informed this UN body about the steps so far taken by the government of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in achieving the goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with an emphasis to Bangladesh's success story in girl's education and women empowerment.

In his statement he also focused on the various priority programs taken by the government to address the needs of the physically and mental challenged students, especially for the autistic children. He urged the UNESCO to strengthen its role in combating terrorism and violent extremism, one of the major global challenges, we are facing.

Mentionable that Dr. Kamal Chowdhury also chaired the meeting of the Committee on Convention and Recommendation (CR Committee), from 19 to 21 April, one of the important permanent subsidiary committees of the UNESCO Executive Board that comprises with 30 member states.

Dr. Kamal Chowdhury is leading the 6-member Bangladesh delegation to the UNESCO Executive Board. Md. Sohorab Hossain, Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division; M. Shahidul Islam, Ambassador of Bangladesh to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO are attending the meeting among others.

The current session of the UNESCO Executive Board started on 24 April and chaired by the President of the Board Mr. Michael Worbs. Ms. Irina Bokova, the Director General of this organization also attending the ongoing meeting.

Photo: Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Principal Secretary, Prime Minister's Office and the Bangladesh Representative to the UNESCO Executive Board delivering national statement at the UNESCO HQs in Paris on 25 April; Md. Sohorab Hossain, Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division seen in the picture.