Bangladesh is largest troop contributor to UN peacekeeping mission: PM Sheikh Hasina
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Bangladesh is largest troop contributor to UN peacekeeping mission: PM

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 26 Jun 2023, 03:05 pm

Dhaka, June 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "Bangladesh is the country that sends the most troops to the UN peacekeeping mission. For more than three decades, Bangladesh has been contributing to UN peacekeeping missions with great dedication and professionalism. Around seven and a half thousand Bangladeshi men and women are employed in nine peacekeeping missions of the United Nations worldwide."

She said these when United Nations Under-Secretary General Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Catherine Pollard paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at his official residence on Sunday.

In the meeting, they praised the Bangladeshi peacekeepers for their contribution to peacekeeping in unstable UN member countries. They discussed various issues including UN peacekeeping operations, climate change and women's security. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the journalists after the meeting.

Catherine Pollard thanked the Prime Minister for Bangladesh's contribution to the Trust Fund for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Torture. In response, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is strongly committed to women's security and increasing women's participation in UN peacekeeping missions.

She reiterated her government's 'zero tolerance' policy against sexual harassment and abuse. Bangladesh has taken strict punitive measures against the guilty persons through investigation in this matter.

Regarding climate change, the Prime Minister said that Bangladesh is a vulnerable country and its government is implementing self-funded mitigation and adaptation programmes to combat the adverse effects of climate change.