New York: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday joined a high-level meeting on UN reforms hosted by Donald Trump when the US President urged the UN to improve the way it does business.
Heads of governments and states of 193 countries who arrived in New York to attend the 72nd UN General Assembly session joined the meeting held at the UN Headquarters (UNHQ).
In recent years, the United Nations "has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanage-ment," Donald Trump said calling on the UN to invest "more in people and less in bureaucracy".
The high-level meeting titled "Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development" was held as a way to give momentum to Secretary General Gutierrez's efforts to adopt a declaration to bring greater efficiency, accountability and transparency to the UN.
As of this morning, 128 nations have signed the declaration, according the UN.
"We support your efforts of UN Secretary General to look across the entire system, and to find ways the United Nations can better, and be better at development, management, peace, and security," Trump said.
"We seek a United Nations that regains the trust of the people around the world ... cut through the bureaucracy, reform outdated systems, and make firm decisions to advance the UN's core mission," he added.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend a high-level meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and hold a bilateral meeting with her Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay later in the day.
In the evening, Sheikh Hasina will hold a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and attend a high-level follow-up meeting of Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth.
PM attends meeting on UN reforms