Certificate Awarding ceremony of the Lecture Series on The Multilateral System and its impact on Bangladesh jointly organized by BEI and the North South University


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Date : 23 August, 2006- ,

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The Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and the North South University jointly organized the certificate awarding ceremony for 25 participants from diplomatic missions, financial organizations and academic institutions who completed the lecture series on The Multilateral System and its Impact on Bangladesh. The event was hosted at the BEI Conference Room on Wednesday August 23, 2006.

Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. M. Morshed Khan, inaugurated the ceremony as chief guest, while Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President of BEI, chaired the session.

The minister noted that multilateralism is often the strength for smaller countries as this provides a platform for them to voice their opinions and concerns, both individually and collectively. The minister also said that Bangladesh’s journey began with memberships in the Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth and in less than three years of the country’s independence, in became a full member of the United Nations.

Speaking about the impact of the multilateral system on Bangladesh, Mr. Sobhan said that the birth of Bangladesh is inextricably linked with the multilateral system. He also noted that the multilateral system played an important role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the country.

Mr. Reaz Rahman, Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs inaugurated the lecture series on The Multilateral System and its impact on Bangladesh in June 2006. The lectures were designed in order to equip young minds and enable them to advance their careers by enhancing capacity to objectively appraise events, developments and strategic shifts in international relations and in multilateral forums. Bangladesh’s relations with multilateral agencies and organizations were the centerpiece of this course.

The course provided the participants with insight and understanding of core issues regarding the multilateral system and the impact of the operation of these systems on Bangladesh.

Participants of the lecture series who shared their thoughts and reflections on the course included Mr. M. K. Aaref, Ms. Tanzina Akhter Ratna and Mr. Zhang Zhi Zhong.

The Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), a leading non-profit think-tank, under its leadership programme had conducted 36 lectures on “Diplomacy, International Relations and Foreign Policy” in 2005. BEI then extended the lecture series to include eight additional lectures on “Indo-Bangladesh Relations.” BEI has now teamed up with North South University to broaden the base of participants and to carry forward its mission to create public awareness on international affairs, bilateral and multilateral systems.

From Left to Right: Mr. M. Morshed Khan, Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President, BEI and Ambassador M. Shafiullah, Senior Research Fellow, BEI at the certificate awarding ceremony

Posted Date : 4 March, 2012