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Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina places six proposals before world to fight Covid

Ns News Online Desk: Terming Covid-19 a common enemy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed six proposals before the global leaders to fight the deadly virus with fresh, inclusive and effective ideas. The other important proposal is Rohingya crisis-her speech posted here in brief —

“Sadly though, this malaise (Covid-19) seems to be here for a while, and therefore, as we had in the past, must come forth with fresh, inclusive, and global ideas to fight this common enemy. Let me highlight a few specific issues in this regard,” she said, reports UNB from New York.

The Prime Minister said this while delivering her speech in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) debate at the UN Headquarters on Friday.
In her first proposal, Hasina said for a Covid-free world, “We must ensure universal and affordable access to vaccines for people across the world.”

In the last UNGA, Hasina said, she called for treating Covid-19 vaccines as a ‘global public good.’ This was echoed by many other leaders. “Yet these calls remain largely unheeded. Instead, we’ve seen growing ‘vaccines divides’ between the rich and the poor nations.”

According to the World Bank, she said, 84 per cent of vaccine doses have so far gone to people in high and upper middle-income countries, while the low-income countries received less than 1 percent.

“This vaccine inequality must be urgently addressed. We cannot chart out a sustainable recovery and be safe by leaving millions behind,” she said.

She also said immediate transfer of vaccine technologies could be a means to ensure vaccine equity. Bangladesh is ready to produce vaccines in mass scale if technical know-how is shared with us and patent waiver is granted.latest

Hasina places six proposals before world to fight Covid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivering speech in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) debate at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday.

Terming Covid-19 a common enemy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed six proposals before the global leaders to fight the deadly virus with fresh, inclusive and effective ideas.

“Sadly though, this malaise (Covid-19) seems to be here for a while, and therefore, as we had in the past, must come forth with fresh, inclusive, and global ideas to fight this common enemy. Let me highlight a few specific issues in this regard,” she said, reports UNB from New York.

The Prime Minister said this while delivering her speech in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) debate at the UN Headquarters on Friday.  Address vaccine inequality

Rohingya crisis

In her last proposal, the PM said the Rohingya crisis is in its fifth year now. Yet not a single forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals could be repatriated to Myanmar.

“Despite the uncertainty created by the recent political developments in Myanmar, we expect enhanced focus and active support of the international community to find a durable solution to this crisis.”

She said that Myanmar must create the conditions conducive for their return. “We are ready to work with the international community on this compelling priority.”

She also said from Bangladesh part to ensure their temporary stay in Bangladesh it has relocated some of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (Rohingya) to ‘Bashan Char’.

“We have also included all eligible from them in the national vaccination drive to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the camps. I would like to reiterate that the crisis was created in Myanmar and its solution lies in Myanmar.”

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