Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima has reiterated the importance of ensuring safety and security of the peacekeepers.
She recognised the invaluable contribution of peacekeepers in saving people from the impacts of conflicts, and in tackling other unforeseeable challenges, such as the pandemic.
Ambassador Fatima was speaking at the General Debate of the Forth Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.
The ambassador also highlighted the importance of increased participation of women in the field of peace and security, including in senior positions.
She appreciated the continuation of work by the special political missions in the midst of Covid-19 and stressed greater and stronger efforts of the special envoy on Myanmar for implementing her mandate in addressing the root causes for the persecution of Rohingya; and facilitating their sustainable return to Myanmar.