Dhaka to host World Peace Conference in November
Bangladesh will host a two-day world peace conference in November this year, marking the ongoing birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of promoting a culture of peace and tolerance.
Bangabandhu Peace Award will be introduced and conferred during the conference.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said this while addressing a discussion at Foreign Service Academy, marking the 48th anniversary of Bangabandhu's Joliot Curie Peace Prize given in recognition of his contributions to world peace.
The Father of the Nation, who was a proponent of peace and addressing problems with dialogue, diplomacy and peaceful resolution to conflicts, was awarded the medal on May 23, 1973. It was the first international award to the newly-independent Bangladesh.
Dr Momen said the world peace conference will be organised with the participation of progressive personalities and intellectuals who are promoting peace in the world.
He said a special discussion will be on Bangabandhu during the world peace conference.
A committee has been formed to successfully hold the event, said the Foreign Minister.