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Momen to attend UN peacekeeping ministerial in Ghana on Dec 5-6

Published : 05 Dec 2023 03:27 PM | Updated : 05 Dec 2023 03:27 PM

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen left Dhaka for Accra, Ghana on Monday to attend the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial on December 5-6.

By participating in the ministerial-level meeting, the Bangladesh delegation will highlight Bangladesh's position on the protection and security of peacekeepers, said the officials.

Alternative spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Rafiqul Alam said the Bangladesh delegation will also put emphasis on strategic communication to deal with their security risks, mental well-being of peacekeepers, increasing participation of women in peacekeeping operations and protection of civilians.

The Foreign Minister will also participate in several bilateral meetings and other events on the sidelines, he said at the weekly media briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is scheduled to return home on December 7.

The United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial is an important opportunity for Member States to come together in a collective effort to strengthen the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations and their impact on the communities they serve, said the UN.

It is the latest in a series of meetings held at the Head of State, Government, or Ministerial level since 2014, including in Seoul in 2021.

The discussions will focus on concrete measures to improve operations in line with ongoing reform through Action for Peacekeeping, A4P+ and the Digital Transformation Strategy.

Building on previous discussions and, taking into account rapidly evolving operating environments, Member States will consider issues such as: the generation of high-performing and specialized capabilities and other pledges to meet UN needs; and, new or expanded sustainable capacity-building, training, and equipping partnerships in key areas.

Peacekeeping is a powerful demonstration of multilateral cooperation.

All Member States represented in the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations have been invited to participate in this event.