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People's Empowerment

UN adopts Hasina's proposal

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Unb, Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's proposal for People's Empowerment has unanimously been adopted in the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA).
The proposal was passed as a resolution with support from 193 member states of the UN at the general assembly held in New York on Monday, according to a message received here yesterday.
“The theory of People's Empowerment will act as a philosophical milestone in running the state through ensuring participation of people of all spheres,” said Bangladesh's permanent representative to the UN AK Abdul Momen in his immediate reaction.
At a press conference at New York, Momen said there was a call from the Rio+20 Conference to engage people in national development.
“The prime minister's People's Empowerment theory will effectively work to implement the call,” he added.
The People's Empowerment and Development Model is aimed at empowering billions of voiceless, marginalised and deprived people worldwide.
Meanwhile, another resolution, Culture of Peace, proposed by Bangladesh was also adopted in the UNGA. The proposal was first placed at the end of 2001.
Momen thanked the member countries for lending their support to adopt the resolutions.
Earlier on December 13, the resolution -- Addressing the socioeconomic needs of individuals, families and societies affected by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders -- proposed by Bangladesh, was adopted in the 67th UNGA.
Terming it as a big achievement, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said, “It is another milestone of the government's diplomatic success.”
Through the resolution, Dipu Moni said, a new horizon has been ushered in to address the socioeconomic needs of autism spectrum disorders.

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