‘Bangladesh role model for women empowerment’

Published : 28 Nov 2023 10:10 PM

Barrister Miti Sanjana, a women’s right advocate from Bangladesh, in her speech at the NAM conference said that Bangladesh has emerged as a role model for women's development and empowerment under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

She also said that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is an influential figure in developing the lives of Bangladeshi women, says a press release.

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference on advancing the rights and empowerment of women has been held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on 20th and 21st November.

The conference was co-organized by Azerbaijan, the current Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as Uganda and Uzbekistan, the next chairs of the organization.

The event was held on the basis of the initiatives announced by President Ilham Aliyev at the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Coordinating Bureau held this July.

The conference featured discussions on various issues such as the development of women's rights and empowerment of women, as well as women's important role in sustainable development, economic growth, peace and security issues and other areas.

The conference was attended by nearly 60 delegations, including the representatives of the NAM member states and the states with observer status under the organisation, international organisations, as well as the high-ranking officials invited as special guests.

In her opening speech, chairperson of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Bahar Muradova read out Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev’s address to the participants.

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the world’s largest international organization after the United Nations, currently comprising 120 members spanning all four corners of the globe.

Approximately 55 per cent of the world’s population lives in the NAM member-states. These countries possess more than 75 per cent of the world’s oil reserves and more than 50 per cent of gas reserves, as well as the biggest human and natural resources.

NAM was founded during the collapse of the colonial system and the independence struggles of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America and other regions of the world and at the height of the Cold War.

Throughout its history, the NAM has played a fundamental role in the preservation of world peace and security. The chairmanship of NAM will be built on three main priorities, among others increasing the effectiveness of the Movement to further enhance the reputation of the organisation on the global stage. Other priorities are the promotion of the Bandung principles and the strengthening of the unity within the Movement.