International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Bangladesh President Mahbubur Rahman called on Dr Ban Ki-moon, former UN secretary-general and chairman of the Global Commission on Adaptation during his recent visit to Dhaka.
ICC Bangladesh President briefed him regarding the activities of the International Chamber of Commerce globally and also the activities of the ICC Bangladesh. Rahman thanked Dr Ban Ki-moon for taking the initiative for the ICC, the only private sector non-sovereign organisation to be Permanent Observer Status by the General Assembly in December 2016.
Dr Ban Ki-moon thanked Rahman and the members of the board for meeting him. He praised the role of the ICC in working with UN systems for achieving 2030 Agenda.
He cautioned about the global effect of climate change and hoped that the world leaders would make all-out efforts in tackling global emission. He praised Bangladesh for achieving more than 8 percent GDP and mentioned that Bangladesh is being considered as the role model for other developing economies in achieving sustainable development.
Rahman also briefed Dr Ban Ki-moon regarding forthcoming The Asia Pacific Conference on Financing inclusive and Sustainable Development in Dhaka during December 10-12 in order to celebrate ICC's Global Centenary and Silver Jubilee of the ICC Bangladesh.
The Conference is organized by the ICC Bangladesh in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank, The London Institute of Banking and Finance under the patronage of the Ministry of Finance, the Government of Bangladesh.
ICC Bangladesh delegation included Rokia Afzal Rahman, vice president, the ICC Bangladesh; ICCB executive board members: Aftab ul Islam, AK Azad, Md Fazlul Hoque and Mir Nasir Hossain; MCCI President Barrister Nihad Kabir, President, Korean EPZ Corporation (BD) Ambassador Jahangir Saadat, and Ataur Rahman, Secretary General, ICC Bangladesh.