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PM joins opening session of 76th UNGA high-level general debate

| Updated: September 22, 2021 18:46:21


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina taking part in the opening session of the high-level general debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday –PID Photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina taking part in the opening session of the high-level general debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday –PID Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday attended the opening session of the high-level general debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN headquarters in New York.

The UNGA general debate will continue till September 27 with the participation of heads of states and governments across the world, report BSS and UNB.

Sheikh Hasina will deliver her speech at the debate on September 24. in Bangla like in the previous years following the footprint of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu delivered his historic speech at the UN in Bangla in 1974.

The 76th session of the UNGA opened on September 14. On that day, Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives was sworn in as the General Assembly President and he opened the 76th session.

Due to the global pandemic, the number of delegations allowed into the General Assembly Hall is limited and UN member states were encouraged to provide pre-recorded statements instead of representing in person at UN Headquarters.

Over 100 heads of state or government would attend the assembly in person.

The UN General Assembly is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations.

Sheikh Hasina reached New York on Sunday last to join the UNGA for the 18th time as the head of the government of Bangladesh.

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