Editorial

PM’s UNGA address

Stop war, make the world a better place


Bangladeshpost
Published : 24 Sep 2022 07:09 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the world community to stop arms race, war and sanctions in order to build a peaceful world. Bangladesh always wants to see a peaceful world with enhanced cooperation and solidarity, shared prosperity and collective actions, she said, adding the country wants the end of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. She made this call while delivering her speech at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York, USA.

We highly appreciate Sheikh Hasina’s precious speech delivered before the world community. We all share one planet, and we owe it to our future generations to leave it in a better shape. Her speech will inspire the heads of the government and state of the member countries to get united and join hands together to build a better future leaving no one behind. Alongside the Russia-Ukraine war, the peace and stability, climate change, food insecurity, Covid-19 pandemic, Palestine and migration issues among others concerning the global as well as Bangladesh perspectives were prominently featured in her speech. 

As the whole world is passing

 through a critical time, a mutual 

solidarity must be shown more

 than any time in the past

Punishing one country with sanctions, counter-sanctions, the entire world including women and children are being punished. Therefore, its impact is not limited to a country, rather puts the lives and livelihoods of the people in greater risk, infringe their human rights; people are deprived of food, shelter, healthcare and education. Children suffer the most in particular and their future is lost in darkness. This session is taking place from September 13 to 27 at the UN headquarters, in the first in-person format since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic with heads of state and government from 193 Member States. 

The world leaders are exchanging statements in-person in the general assembly hall on the theme “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”. They are telling about how they can collectively solve the shared problems of present time-and create a more sustainable and more just future for all.

Bangladesh believes that antagonism like war or economic sanctions, counter-sanctions can never bring good to any nation. So, dialogue is the best way to resolve crises and disputes. Without addressing root causes of conflict, none can sustain peace. As the whole world is passing through a critical time, a mutual solidarity must be shown more than any time in the past.

We think Sheikh Hasina’s speech would continue to motivate the world leaders. The speech is not only a call but also a direction for all nations. Echoing the same voice with our prime minister we also urge the member states to work together for the welfare of humankind.