May 26, 2024

BSS, DHAKA:  Second Committee of the United Nations General
Assembly has unanimously adopted Bangladesh’s one of the flagship Resolutions
entitled ‘Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Development.’

“This resounding support is a testament to the international community’s
recognition of Bangladesh’s unwavering commitment to environmental protection
and sustainable development through the thoughtful and sustainable use of
natural fibres like jute, cotton, and sisal,” said a press release received
here today.

The resolution, adopted at UN headquarters New York on Tuesday, urged member
states, to champion sustainable production, consumption, and use of natural
plant fibres for sustainable development.

It emphasized political support, resource mobilization, capacity-building, and
effective management to drive momentum for the sustainable production,
consumption, and use of natural plant fibres at the global, regional,
national, and local levels.

The resolution also recognized natural fibres as a commendable alternative to
synthetic and plastic-based products, highlighting that the production,
consumption, and use of natural fibres can contribute to achieving the 2030
agenda.

While introducing the resolution, the representative of Bangladesh Mission to
the UN in New York expressed gratitude to all delegations for their active
engagement, flexibility, and contribution to strengthening the resolution and
achieving consensus.

In his statement, the representative stated that the government of Bangladesh,
under the able and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, took
the resolution very seriously.

He highlighted the complementary role of natural plant fibres in mitigating
climate change and preserving biodiversity.

The Bangladesh representative also called for international cooperation to
ensure the full implementation of the resolution.

Bangladesh first tabled this resolution in 2019 at the 74th United Nations
General Assembly and since then this resolution has been adopted by UN members
bi-annually.

 

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