Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the death of the President of Bangladesh
New York, 20 March 2013
The Secretary-General was saddened by the death of Mr. Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh since 2009, who made important contributions to the country's democratic transition throughout his political life. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the President, the Government and people of Bangladesh.
Statements on 20 March 2013
- New York, 20 March 2013 - Secretary-General’s remarks at the cultural evening organized in honour of la Francophonie [as delivered - available in French only]
- Bonn, Germany, 20 March 2013 - Secretary-General's message to International NGO Conference on Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda [delivered by Amina J. Mohammed, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning]
- New York, 20 March 2013 - Secretary-General's message for the International Day of Happiness