Efforts are underway to resume tripartite talks among Bangladesh, China and Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation even though the negotiation with Myanmar remains halted for a long time.
Secretary-level talks: Dhaka for Teesta water sharing deal
Bangladesh has emphasised the signing of an interim water sharing agreement of the Teesta River as agreed by Bangladesh and India in 2011.
Dhaka-Nay Pyi Taw talks on Rohingya repatriation deferred
Dhaka, Feb 4 – The long-awaited working committee meeting on Rohingya repatriation between Bangladesh and Myanmar has been deferred due to the changed situation in Myanmar.
Bangladesh hopeful of continuing Rohingya repatriation talks
Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh is hopeful of proceeding as per the plan to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar as history tells that Rohingyas had been repatriated twice in 1978 and…
Developing nations raise concerns over UNFCCC virtual meets
Kathmandu, 11 Dec (Prerna Bomzan): Developing countries, at the closing of the ‘Climate Dialogues’, expressed the challenges they faced over a series of virtual events organized under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The events…
Joint Consultative Commission or FM level talks soon: Delhi
Dhaka, Aug 19 – India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangement with Bangladesh amid COVID-19 like other countries including France and Germany, said a diplomatic source.
The fierce urgency of COP26
by Adam Tooze Adam Tooze stresses that the critical COP26 conference later this year hinges on European unity and radical leadership. There are turning points in history. Moments that matter, those mark beginnings and ends. As Martin Luther King reminded…
Dhaka should find alternative to COP to fight climate change
Dhaka, Jan 04 – A climate advocacy group on Saturday vented its frustration over the outcome of the COP25 meet, saying Bangladesh should come up with its own alternative to fight climate change.
China hosts regional talks with N Korean threats on table
China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first official meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America’s two key Asian allies and seeking unity on how to deal with…
Major emitters accused of blocking progress at climate talks
By Matt McGrath BBC’s Environment correspondent Delegates from developing countries have reacted angrily to what they see as attempts to block progress at the COP25 meeting in Madrid. One negotiator told the BBC that the talks had failed to find…
UN climate talks limp toward finish line
After two weeks of talks on tackling global warming, nations have little progress to show for it.
Guterres for more climate ambition as COP25 goes into night
14 December 2019 – Guterres the UN chief, side strongly with science, and commit to stronger action.
Social Summit demands stronger commitments in climate talks
By Emilio Godoy MADRID, Dec 9 2019 (IPS) – As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face…
Formal proposal on Loss, Damage Mechanism submitted: COP25
Developing countries under the Group of 77 and China made a formal submission for a proposed decision on the ‘Review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and the report of the WIM Executive Committee (ExCom) on…
COP25: High level segment to begin Tuesday
Leader of Bangladesh delegation, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin will speak for the country during the minister-level high level segment scheduled to kick off on Tuesday at COP25 – this year’s edition of the UN’s annual…
Developing countries for work program to close execution gap
Madrid, 6 Dec (Evelyn Teh) – Developing countries, led by the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC), called for a mandate at the UNFCCC COP 25 for a two-year work programme on closing the pre-2020 implementation gaps under the Convention and the…
Create scope to address needs of climate migrants: PM Hasina
Madrid, Spain – December 02, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the international community to initiate discussions on the creation of an appropriate framework to address the needs of the people who got displaced due to climate…
PM Hasina leaves for Madrid to attend COP25
Dhaka, Dec 1 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday morning left Dhaka for Madrid, Spain, to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25).
US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks
Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming.
Ethipia’s Nile dam: Egypt FM heads to US for mediated talks
November 04 – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday headed to Washington for U.S.-brokered talks over the controversial dam constructed by Ethiopia on their shared Nile River, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Egypt says Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan reach deadlock
Cairo, Oct. 6 (Xinhua/UNB) — The recent negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built on the Nile River reached a “dead end,” a spokesman for Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation,…
China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks
China’s top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States, a senior Chinese official said Sunday.
Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time…
Row with Grameenphone, Robi to end thru talks: Minister
Dhaka, Sept 18 – Instead of hard-line stance, the government is going to settle the dispute over realising ‘unpaid dues’ from leading mobile operators Grameenphone and Robi through discussion.
Weinstein looms as Toronto fest talks Oscar lobbying, sexism
Susan Sarandon knows what it takes to win an Oscar, but on Friday the veteran US actress blasted Hollywood for only handing out statuettes to stars backed by “the Harvey Weinsteins of this world.” Speaking at the Toronto International Film…
G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks
Iran’s foreign minister made a brief and unannounced visit to the G7 summit in France on Sunday. Mohammad Javad Zarif attended side-line talks in the seaside town of Biarritz where world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have gathered.
Home minister-level talks with India in Delhi Wednesday
Dhaka, Aug 6 – Bangladesh and India will hold their 7th Home Minister-level bilateral talks in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon.
Want to resolve Rohingya crisis through talks: PM
Dhaka, July 30 – Mentioning that hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas is a big burden for Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through discussions with Myanmar.
Developed countries push for changes to Adaptation Fund
24 June, Bonn (TWN) — Discussions over the composition of the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board and eligibility of Parties to the Board have become contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Bonn, Germany. This was due to the proposals by…
Developing countries’ concerns over details of UNFCCC meet
Bonn, 21 June (TWN) — Agendas of the next UNFCCC session, frequency of forthcoming meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COPs) and participation of non-Party stakeholders in the process have proved contentious in discussions under the agenda item on…