Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima recognised the invaluable contribution of peacekeepers in saving people from the impacts of conflicts, and in tackling other unforeseeable challenges, such as the pandemic, reports UNB. On Thursday, Rabab Fatima was speaking at the General Debate of the Forth Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Ambassador Fatima urged for adequate preparedness to safeguard peacekeepers as peacekeepers faced some defining challenges including existing perils and unforeseen emergencies. She highlighted the importance of women’s increased participation in field of peace and security besides in senior positions, for smooth transition peacekeeping to peacebuilding and to ensuring sustaining peace.
Fatima reaffirmed Bangladesh’s unwavering support to the people of Palestine, including their right to self-determination, based on the two-State solution with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Expressing concern on perennial funding constraint of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in Near east Asia (UNRWA), she said that Bangladesh has been regularly making voluntary contribution to the UNRWA.
Ambassador Fatima appreciated “Space 2030” agenda of the Committee on the Peaceful use of Outer Space (COPUOS) as Bangladesh has already launched its first communications satellite `Bangabandhu satellite –I’ into space.