PM to join UN water panel
08 February 2016, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accepted a proposal of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for becoming a member of a UN High-level Panel on Water after the UN chief offered it to the Premier over phone.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed it to banglanews on Sunday night saying, “Ban Ki-moon phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at about 8:00 pm Sunday and said the United Nations is going to constitute a High-level Panel on water.”
He said after exchanging greetings, the UN secretary general offered the proposal of becoming a member of the panel to the premier which she accepted.
Ban Ki Moon also said a conference of the UN Police will be held at the UN headquarters in New York in June this year and requested Sheikh Hasina to send a high-level Bangladesh delegation to the conference.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister told the UN secretary general that a conference titled “Global Forum on Migration and Development” is going to be organized in Dhaka in December this year and invited Ban Ki-moon to attend it.
While talking about the current political situation in Bangladesh, the Premier informed the UN secretary general that the situation in Bangladesh is stable and all political parties are participating in local government polls at union council level.
“The political parties are currently busy with election work,” she noted.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina mentioned that earlier municipality elections were held with participation of all (political) parties. “The country’s development activities are continuing”, she added.
Later, the UN secretary general and the Premier concluded the telephonic conversation by extending thanks to each other again, the press secretary said.