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Prime Minister’s message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Palash Dutta
May 28, 2021 10:05 pm
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given the following Message on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers-2021 :
”I am happy to know that the International Day of United Nations peacekeepers 2021 is being observed in Bangladesh on 29 May as elsewhere in the world. The theme for this year’s Day The road to a lasting peace; Leveraging the power of youth for peace and security has been time befitting.
On this occasion, I proudly recall the impressive role of Bangladesh in the UN peacekeeping operations and extend my hertiest congratulations and felicitations to all Bangladeshi peacekeeping members. I remember with profound respect of those peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of world peace and made the country’s flag brighter in the globe. I solemnly pray for the salvation of their departed souls and convey my wholehearted sympathy to their bereaved family members.
Bangladesh became a member of the United Nations on 17 September 1974. On 25 September 1974, the Greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his historic speech in Bangla at the United Nation General Assembly expressed firm commitment of Bangladesh’s continued support to establishing peace all over the world. Since then, Bangladesh has been maintaining good relations with all friendly and peace loving nations in the world and actively taking part in all programmes under the UN in promoting and protecting global peace.
Bangladesh today has become one of the largest troops contributing nations in the UN peacekeeping missions. The unique contribution of our peacekeepers to the UN multinational forces has brightened the image of the nation and made Bangladesh a dignified country in the world. At the same time, it played an important role in strengthening deplomatic ties with the economically and militarily powerful nations of the world.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladeshi peacekeepers in different parts of the world have been working with high standard of professionalism, efficiency and dedication for the cause of establishing peace and have won the trust and confidence of the people of those countries by restoring peace to the war-ravaged countries. The pride and dignity that Bangladesh has gained today as an actively participating country in promoting peace around the world is the outcome of outstanding professionalism, courave, bravery and skills of our peacekeepers.
On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh, I reiterate my full support to the UN for the protection and promotion of world peace. The government will continue its efforts to ensure that Bangladesh peacekeepers can respond to the call of the UN with more confidence. I hope that the peacekeepers will establish Bangladesh as a powerful peace building country in the world through their expertise, professionalism, courage and dedication in the UN peacekeeping operations and will further brighten the country’s image in the world.
I wish the International Day of United Nations peacekeepers-2021 a grand success. I also wish success and well-being of all peacekeepers.
Joi Bangla, Joi Bangabandhu
May Bangladesh Live Forever.”

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