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UNGA convened forum on Culture of Peace at UN HQ

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President of UN General Assembly convened a daylong High Level Forum on a Culture of Peace at the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters on Thursday.The Forum has been convened following the United Nations General Assembly resolution, tabled by Bangladesh, entitled ‘Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace’, adopted by consensus on December 3, 2015, said a PID handout on Friday.
Since 1997, Bangladesh has been actively associated in bringing this resolution of culture of peace to UN General Assembly and has been tabling this important resolution since 2001.
This year, the resolution received strong support from the member states and it was cosponsored by around 100 countries.
The High Level Forum on Culture of Peace provides an opportunity for the Member States and stakeholders to have an exchange of views on ways to build and promote the Culture of Peace, which is, very much called for in present world.
Ouided Bouchamaoui, Founder of The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Nobel Peace Prize 2015 Laureate, made the keynote address.
The keynote speaker’s inspirational address highlighted the role of civil society which can play and should play to make our world a better place ensuring peace and justice for all.
In a full house chamber, more than 40 countries made statements in the plenary segment which is the highest among all High Level Forums being held since 2012.
Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Bangladesh made the statement on behalf of the Bangladesh Delegation.
He said a culture of peace is an aspiration of all humanity, the essence of the UN Charter, and also an imperative in the current global context.
Promoting and inculcating a mindset of a culture of peace is at the core of peaceful and mutually respectful co-existence and dialogue among different civilizations, religions, faiths and beliefs around the globe.

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