Seoul Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM)
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has reaffirmed Bangladesh’s enduring commitment to global peace. “Our unwavering commitment to global peace is our greatest pledge at the Peacekeeping Ministerial,” he said while addressing the 2021 Seoul Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM) hosted by South Korea. Read: Dhaka Declaration: Democracy, good governance, rule of law critical for peace, stability Speaking at a session titled “Sustaining Peace” as a keynote speaker, the Foreign Minister reflected on the contributions made by Bangladesh peacekeepers in maintaining global peace and security. “Our female peacekeepers have emerged as a symbol of hope and security for women and girls who suffer disproportionately during wars and conflicts,” the Foreign Minister added. He also highlighted Bangladesh’s leadership role in advancing a culture of peace and also in mainstreaming women in peace and security agenda through the adoption of the landmark resolution 1325. The Foreign Minister underscored the need for ensuring a nationally owned and inclusive peace-building process for realizing peace-building and sustaining peace agenda in conflict-affected countries. He emphasized programmatic funding for sustaining peace in peacekeeping missions. Read:Let’s dream of a better world, FM Momen tells peace conference Welcoming Seoul initiative in technology and medical capacity building in peacekeeping, Dr. Momen highlighted that Covid-19 challenges reinforced the importance of medical capacity building in peacekeeping missions for the enhancement of the safety and security of the peacekeepers. At the meeting, Bangladesh pledged, among others, to provide 02Aero medical evacuation team, air transportation unit, aviation security unit, 01 Francophone Formed Police Unit. The two-day conference focused on solidifying global partnership for peace with concrete commitments by member states.