Resolution on natural fibres adopted by consensus at UN
Bangladesh’s resolution titled ‘Natural Plant Fibres and
Sustainable Development’ was recently adopted by consensus
in the plenary of the second committee of the 74th session
of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The resolution was tabled
in September in this committee and adopted last week,
according to the Bangladesh Mission at the United Nations.
Te Permanent Mission of Bangladesh could achieve consensus
of all UN member states for this resolution after several
rounds of negotiations, according to a Bangla news agency
Sixty eight countries, including India, China, Russia,
Ireland, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, Egypt andNigeria,
co-sponsored the resolution.
This is the first resolution at the UNGA that features the
challenges as well as the potential of jute and othernatural
economically viable, socially beneficial and environmentally
sustainable agricultural products.
The resolution focuses on jute, abaca, coir, kenaf,sisal,hemp
and ramie, and reiterates that the promotion of these fibres
would contribute to the achievement of the sustainable
development goals (SDGs).
The resolution will help address environmental degradation
and climate change issues by creating awareness globally of
the disadvantages of artificial fibres, an official release