The United Nations has rejected three of Bangladesh’s proposals as the side event for the 77th UN General Assembly. The three proposals include the role of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, statements on the Rohingya issue, and the impact of climate change on Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen said in a statement about the three events and their relevance. However, the United Nations has made it clear to Bangladesh that it has no intention of holding such an event this year.
77th UN general Assembly
Like every year, the UN General Assembly is going to be held in September. This is the 77th session of the UN starting from September 13. It will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The UN General Assembly is very important to its member states, because here they can present their country’s position to all countries. Therefore, the position of almost every country is spontaneous.
77th UN General Assembly and Bangladesh
At this year’s UN General Assembly, Bangladesh put forward three proposals as a side event, which have not yet been adopted by the UN.
In fact, every year, in addition to the main event of the UN General Assembly, some site events are organized, where different countries raise their issues in the world arena.
Last year, India hosted a similar site event with Mahatma Gandhi.
It may be mentioned here that Bangladesh has taken over the post of Vice-President of this year’s General Assembly. Bangladesh was elected Vice-President from the Asia-Pacific region through an election held last June. Earlier, Bangladesh served as Vice-President of the 71st Session.
Bangladesh and three proposals
Now let’s find out what are the reasons behind Bangladesh’s three such proposals?
First, Bangladesh wanted to do a side event with Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu is the father of the nation of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was identified as the founder and first president of Bangladesh.
On the other hand, the Rohingya issue is a hot topic not only in South Asia but all over the world. Since 2017, about 1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh.
The third site event that Bangladesh reported on was climate change. Climate change due to increasing industrialization and so on is having the most negative impact on the developing world and other countries. Riverine Bangladesh is now facing drought.
why un rejected the proposals
The United Nations has already informed Bangladesh that it is planning to hold a site event on such a subject. The United Nations is not holding such a site event for the time being, especially due to the ongoing pandemic.