UN adopts Bangladesh-sponsored resolution on “culture of peace”

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United Nations has adopted a Bangladesh-sponsored resolution on “culture of peace”, as it has done in the previous years.

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Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen introduced on Thursday the resolution that emphasised on the importance of a “culture of peace” to deal with growing terrorism and intolerance worldwide.

The resolution was adopted unanimously without any voting.

This resolution based on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision of peace has been adopted by the UN with majority support since 1999. But this was the first time the resolution was passed without any voting and supported by 93 member nations.

Permanent representatives of 20 countries spoke in support of the resolution.

Momen said the implementation of this resolution would help increase compassion in the world. “Hatred among people and wars will be reduced. Mutual respect and love will become stronger. This will establish peace in the world.”

After Bangladesh introduced the resolution on “culture of peace” in 1999, 2001-2010 was observed across the world as a “decade of culture of peace.”

President of the United Nations General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft in his inaugural address appreciated the role of the Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to the UN and stated that the promotion of culture of peace has assumed more importance now in confronting terrorism and growing intolerance.

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