** In corruption-driven economy one can't punish big loan defaulters ** Late Casemiro strike sends Brazil into last 16 ** Girls outshine boys total pass rate 87.44 per cent ** Water transport workers call off strike over pay hike ** Ayat murder: Accused again put on 7-day remand ** 87.44 percent pass SSC, equivalent exams ** Black smokes billow from the flame as a fire broke out at a shoe market godown at Bhoirab in Kishoreganj on Sunday. NN photo ** Strike paralyses waterways across Bangladesh ** A ball goes past the Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (right) as Morocco's Romain Saiss (centre) and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi block his view from an offside position during the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha of Qatar on Sunday. Agency photo ** FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi leads Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico ** Road crash leaves 3 dead in Chattogram ** PM officially announces completion of Karnaphuli Tunnel’s south side ** Workplaces are still not safe for women ** 10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang ** Richarlison's second-half brace give Brazil 2-0 win over Serbia ** Son, Suarez subdued in Uruguay-Korea stalemate ** Raising retail power tariff: 3 more distribution companies submit proposals ** 6 hurt in three-wheeler crash on Mayor Hanif Flyover ** FIFA World Cup 2022: Young Spain rout experienced Costa Rica 7-0 ** Japan stun Germany with late strikes at World Cup ** Hundreds of vehicles get clogged with heavy traffic congestion in city’s Tejgaon area on Saturday. NN photo ** Japan stun Germany 2 goals in 8 minutes ** Bangladesh arrests man tied to death-row militants’ escape ** Traffic alert: Dhaka commuters urged to avoid Airport-Uttara route from tomorrow till Sunday morning ** A man dries up fishes at Bakolia area of Chattagram city on Tuesday ahead of imminent winter. NN photo **

Rohingya crisis is unacceptable: President of General Assembly

02 October 2022

Staff Reporter :
President of the General Assembly (PGA) and Under-Secretary-General of UN Peace Operations Csaba Korosiapp said the Rohingya crisis was unacceptable.
He also commended Bangladesh's role in providing shelter and humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas who were persecuted by the Myanmar military junta.
The comments came while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen held a meeting with Csaba Korosiapp at the UN Headquarters on Friday.
Regarding the Rohingya issue, the foreign minister highlighted the steps taken by the Bangladesh government on various issues including Covid management, providing education to Rohingya children in their own language.
Momen also expressed his dissatisfaction as the Myanmar government has not taken back a single Rohingya to Myanmar yet.
Then the President of the General Assembly said, "The crisis is unacceptable."
Csaba Korosiapp also lauded Bangladesh's remarkable leadership, productive engagement, and significant contribution in recent time in various aspects of the United Nations.
At the outset of the meeting, the foreign minister presented two proposals to PGA. These are, to organise a high-level event on 'Review of the implementation of SDGs' and to take initiative to create a forum of the Finance, Foreign and Development Ministers for developing countries under South-South Cooperation (SSC).
The Foreign Minister expressed concern on the funding gaps in the implementation of SDG, particularly in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proposed high-level event will bring an opportunity to review the progress made towards implementing SDGs and the way forward to meet the funding gaps, Momen added.
Regarding the forum of the Finance, Foreign and Development Ministers, he said that this forum will create a suitable platform to have substantive dialogue on South-South Cooperation. The PGA appreciated the proposals of the foreign minister.
In response, the PGA commended Bangladesh's development trajectory including the GDP growth and applauded Covid-19 mitigation measures.
The foreign minister also stated the importance of more funds for mitigation and adaptation of Climate Change effects.
He further mentioned that the promise of providing USD100 billion funds per year should be materialised at the earliest. PGA expressed his support on this issue.
Momen also invited the PGA to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time.

Add Rate