Govt to turn Bangladesh into developed country: Chumki

DHAKA-State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said her government has been working to ensure overall empowerment of the women to achieve the status of a developed country.

"Our government has been relentlessly working to ensure overall development of women and their participation in all spheres of life to become a worthy nation in the South Asia by 2041 as well as get the recognition of a developed country status," he said while addressing the 61th meeting of the UN (United Nations) Commission as the chief guest at a city hotel.

Nothing can be achieved without women as they make up half of the total population, she also said.

The meeting was held as part of the preparation of holding 61th meeting of the UN Commission scheduled to be held on March 13-24, 2017 in New York.

Country representative of UN Women in Bangladesh Christine Hunter presided over the meeting. Among others, Secretary of the Women and Children Affairs Ministry Nasima Begum and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sadia Faizunnesa were present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)