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Bangladesh emerges as role model of women empowerment: Momen

DHAKA, Mar 14, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said on Monday that the present government of Bangladesh had been working relentlessly to ensure human rights and sustainable peace through women empowerment.

"Bangladesh has been emerged as a role model across the world in regard of women development and their empowerment under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and in recognition of these, she secured various international awards," he said.

Momen was addressing a side event organized by Bangladesh Mission on "Women and Sustainable Peace: Essential for Human Rights to Peace" during the 61st meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters, according to a message received here today.

Mentioning Bangladesh's role in protection of human rights, he said the country is always vocal to flourish the 'culture of peace and non-violence' as the constitution of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh was formulated retaining the articles of basic principle of the universal human rights declaration.

The Permanent Representative said Bangladesh is always committed to raise women's participation to the UN Peace keeping operations when he referred active role of the country to various programmes of the United Nations for women empowerment.

In this connection, he mentioned joining of Bangladesh women police contingent in UN Peace Keeping Missions in Haiti and Congo and their active role in peace building operations.

UN Representative of International Peace Bureau, a Nobel winning organization, Ms. Cora Weiss, President of Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law Carlos Villian Duran, Member of Child Protection Committee of the UN Ms. Mikiko Otani and Coordinator of Women UN Ms. Lois A. Herman, among others, spoke on the occasion when former Under Secretary General of the UN Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury moderated the function.

Earlier, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the 61st meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN headquarters. The meeting will continue till March 24

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)