UN adopts Bangladesh’s resolution on Natural Plant Fibres

The United Nations General Assembly’s Second Committee has unanimously approved Bangladesh’s landmark resolution, “Natural Plant Fibers and Sustainable Development.”
“This resounding support is a testament to the international community’s recognition of Bangladesh’s unwavering commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development through the thoughtful and sustainable use of natural fibres like jute, cotton, and sisal,” said a press release received here today.

The resolution called on member nations to support sustainable production, consumption, and use of natural plant fibers for sustainable development. It was accepted on Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.

In order to create momentum for the sustainable production, consumption, and use of natural plant fibers at the international, regional, national, and local levels, it placed a strong emphasis on effective management, resource mobilization, capacity building, and political backing.
The resolution also noted that natural fibers are a great substitute for synthetic and plastic-based products, emphasizing that using, consuming, and producing natural fibers may help achieve the 2030 objective.

The envoy said in his statement that the resolution was taken very seriously by the Bangladeshi government, which is led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in an able and visionary manner.

He emphasized how natural plant fibers help to both prevent climate change and protect biodiversity.In order to guarantee the resolution’s full implementation, the representative of Bangladesh further urged international cooperation.

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