UN accepts PM’s ‘People’s development Model’

people's empowerment‘People’s Empowerment’, a proposal put forward by Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina, has unanimously been adopted in the 67th UN general assembly.

The proposal was passed as a resolution with support from 193 member states of the UN at then general assembly held in New York on Monday (US time) afternoon, according to a message received in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr AK Abdul Momen in his immediate reaction said, “The theory of People’s Empowerment will act as philosophical milestone in running State through ensuring the participation of people of all spheres.”

Later, Momen held a press conference in the evening where he described various aspects of the theory.

He said there was a call from the Rio+20 Conference to engage people in national development. “The Prime Minister’s People’s Empowerment theory will effectively work to implement the call.”

The ‘People’s Empower-ment and Development Model’, proposed by the PM, is aimed at empowering billions of voiceless, marginalised and deprived people worldwide.

Meanwhile, another resolution ‘Culture of Peace’ proposed by Bangladesh was also adopted in the UNGA. The proposal was first placed at the end of 2001, the previous tenure of the Awami League government.

Abdul Momen thanked the member countries for giving their support to adopt the resolutions.

Earlier, on December 13, the resolution, ‘Addressing the socioeconomic needs of individuals, families and societies affected by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders’, proposed by Bangladesh was adopted in the 67th UN general assembly.

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni termed it as a big achievement and said, “It’s surely a big diplomatic achievement?it’s another milestone of the government’s diplomatic success.”

Through the resolution, Dipu Moni said, a new horizon has been ushered in to address the socioeconomic needs of autism spectrum disorders and other development disorder-affected people.

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