UN correspondent from New York, Jun 29 (Just News): Spokesman for the UN Secretary‑General Stephane Dujarric has said the Secretary-General António Guterres will travel to Bangladesh, on 1 July, in a joint visit with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group.
Their visit will highlight the generosity of Bangladesh in hosting the largest refugee influx of 2017 and the need for the international community to do more, the spokesman added.
Spokesperson made this announcement at daily noon briefing at UN headquarters in New York on Thursday.
The visit also aims to lay the ground for further dialogue with the Government of Bangladesh on medium-term planning for the refugee situation and to reiterate the UN and World Bank’s support for finding comprehensive solutions to the situation of the Rohingya people.
In Dhaka, the Secretary-General and the President of the World Bank Group will have bilateral meetings with Bangladeshi authorities, including with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
On 2 July, they will travel to Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingya refugee communities and humanitarian workers and advocate for more donor support.
The Secretary-General and the President of the World Bank Group will be accompanied by the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Natalia Kanem.
They will review the situation of the newly arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and assess progress towards a safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees in line with international standards.
The Secretary-General is expected back in New York on 3 July.