It is certain that Bangabandhu's legacy will continue to be a great source of inspiration for generations to come and for those working to reinvent the world, said Unesco Director General (DG) Audrey Azoulay.
The Unesco DG said this on Friday in a message of tribute to the life and legacy of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking his 45th death anniversary to be observed Saturday.
"Even after four and a half decades of his death, the world still remembers his dedication, struggle, and sacrifice when fighting for the rights and freedom of his people," she added.
She reaffirmed that the Unesco shares this aspiration for an inclusive, equitable and democratic society – a dream that Bangabandhu presented on March 7, 1971, in a historic speech now inscribed on Unesco Memory of the World International Register.
This year, the Unesco is joining the world in celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"It is an opportunity to renew our commitment to his vision of a fairer world and to building societies that foster the respect for the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of all people," Audrey said.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman strongly believed in the power of the union between nations to build a better future. Stating this belief to the United Nations in 1974, he reaffirmed his faith in the indomitable spirit of man and the capacity of the people to achieve something impossible, she added.
"Faced with the current crisis and the daunting challenges of the future, we must share this faith and act upon it," she said further.
As the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences threaten to shake the foundations of our societies and erode decades of progress made in the core areas of Unesco's competence, the organisation is compelled to increase its efforts at the national, regional and global levels to achieve the sustainable development goals, Audrey added.