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

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Embassy of Bangladesh

Paris, France

Press Release

Date:  Paris, Monday, 09 October 2017


Subject: Bangladesh Raises Rohingya Issues in UNESCO

Bangladesh reiterates at UNESCO, the five points proposal placed by Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Principal Secretary, Prime Minister's Office and the Bangladesh Representative to the UNESCO Executive Board, while making country statement at the plenary session of UNESCO Executive Board today on 9 October 2017 echoed the five point proposals put by Hon'ble Prime Minister at the UNGA. He informed the Board that Bangladesh is providing shelter and other humanitarian support for over 900,000 forcibly replaced Rohingya people from Myanmar, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh due to the ongoing atrocities and human right violations in the Rakhaine State of Myanmar. Bangladesh has urged Myanmar to take back all its nationals, who took shelter in Bangladesh over the years, in safety, security and dignity. He urged upon international community to take effective measures in this matter.        

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). He also highlighted Bangladesh's stand in combating the terrorism and preventing violent extremism.

In his statement, he focused on the various priority programs taken by the government, particularly to address the challenges of the SDG-4 with the inclusion of the persons with disabilities including autistic children, women, ethnic minorities and marginalized people.

In a note of appreciation he lauded the dynamic role of Ms. Irina Bokova, the outgoing Director General of UNESCO. Mentionable that Ms. Irina Bokova completes her term at UNESCO this year and the ongoing Executive Board will nominate the New Director General of this UN body by the end of this week.

Dr. Kamal Chowdhury is leading the Bangladesh delegation to the UNESCO Executive Board. Md. Monjur Hossain, Secretary, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO, Hazrat Ali Khan, Acting Bangladesh Ambassador to France and Farhana Ahmed Chowdhury, First Secretary of the Bangladesh Mission are attending the meeting among others. The plenary session of the UNESCO Executive Board started on 09 October and chaired by the President of the Board Mr. Michael Worbs.

Dr. Kamal Chowdhury also chaired the meeting of the Committee on Convention and Recommendation (CR Committee), from 04 to 06 October, one of the important permanent subsidiary committees of the UNESCO Executive Board that comprises with 30 member states.

Photo: Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury addresses at the UNESCO HQs in Paris on 09 October 2017