UN General Assembly

Israel-Palestine Conflict / UN’s commemoration of Nakba and the West’s complicity

This moment serves as a reflection, and a reminder, of the Western complicity in perpetuating the injustice against Palestinians.

Bangladesh abstains from UN vote against Russia

Bangladesh abstained from voting in the UN General Assembly that adopted a resolution calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine.

Bangladesh to raise Rohingya issue at UNGA for global support

Bangladesh will strongly raise her voice regarding Rohingya repatriation at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly so that Myanmar remains under continued global pressure to take back their citizens.

UN condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

The UN General Assembly condemns Israel for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an "international protection mechanism" for occupied Palestinian territory.

PERMANENT SOLUTION TO ROHINGYA CRISIS / PM urges quick, effective UN steps

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought expeditious UN and global interventions to protect all civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State and take effective steps for a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, she called upon the UN secretary-general to immediately send a “fact-finding mission” to Rakhine.

Act right now for permanent solution to Rohingya refugee crisis: Hasina to UN

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the United Nations and the international community to take effective steps for the permanent solution to Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh for violence, killing and torture in Myanmar.

PM invites US investors, promises protection

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invites the US entrepreneurs to partner with Bangladesh in investment, trade, share of profits and prosperity to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

Trump warns US may have to totally destroy NKorea

US President Donald Trump warns that the United States will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear standoff, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

Expect no help from Trump on Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar: Bangladesh PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in an exclusive interview with Reuters, says she spoke to US President Donald Trump about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

Fighting terrorism

We endorse the Prime Minister's call for global unity against terrorism during her speech at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and through this column, reinforce the urgent necessity for countries around the world to come together to confront extremism of all forms for a peaceful and tolerant world.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Hasina wants all to make world a better place for women

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urge all vow afresh to achieve gender parity in all aspects and make the world a better place for girls and women.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

Iran denounces Saudi Arabia over hajj, demands apology

Iran demands an apology from Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 769 people at the hajj pilgrimage, accusing its rival of seeking to evade blame.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

PM flies to New York on Sept 23

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flies to New York on September 23 to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit and 70th UN General Assembly.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015


On December 17 1999, the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12 be declared International Youth Day.

March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015

Bangladesh Lounge inaugurated at UN

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury inaugurates the Bangladesh Lounge at UN General Assembly in New York today.

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