President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman,(Retd) attended the planning meeting of the [COSATT] in Bangkok, Thailand.
President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd), attended the planning meeting of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks [COSATT] in Bangkok, Thailand. COSATT is a network of leading think tanks in South Asia and undertakes policy study and analysis of major South Asian issues. BIPSS is a founding member of the network and has contributed to its wide range of studies and publications.
The thematic area of COSATT study 2017 will be the Youth of South Asia. The planning meeting was attended by Heads of Member Think Tanks of COSATT.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd) attended a special programme on Climate Security at the Institut de Haute Etudes de la Defense Nationale - IHEDN (French Defence University) at the Ecole Miitaire in Paris for the past two weeks. The agenda included major issues of climate change and security that has an impact on national security and international stability. The programme had an In depth discussion and deliberation focused on critical issues such as climate induced resource conflict, water security, energy security, migratory movement etc.
General Muniruzzaman presided over the Committee on Climate Migration and International Security. The programme was attended by senior level delegates from Asia and the Middle East. The timing was also significant as it coincided with the period when the Paris Climate Agreement came into force,
It may be mentioned that President BIPSS is the Chairman of Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC). In that capacity he also attended COP 21 in Paris last year. Many of his international publications on the subject were used in the programme as reference reading. Cimate Security is also one of the key research areas for BIPSS.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman,(Retd) attended the 'Asia Europe Dialogue on Counter Terrorism' in Singapore.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd). attended the 'Asia Europe Dialogue on Counter Terrorism' in Singapore last week. The dialogue was hosted by the noted German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The track 1.5 dialogue discussed the emerging threat landscape and its strategic implications for Asia and Europe. It stressed on the need for enhanced cooperation between the two regions.
General Muniruzzaman chaired the important panel on South Asia. The dialogue was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, ministers from Singapore and other countries, senior government officials, and policy and subject matter experts.
An article featuring an interview with President BIPSS, General A N M Muniruzzaman has been published in the Independent, an esteemed Newspaper in the United Kingdom. In the article, the President shared his analysis, that Climate Change wars are coming, which can result in millions of climate refugees. He added, environmental changes have forced people to relocate themselves historically, so proper strategies and policies need to be formulated to meet the security impacts of climate change. He emphasized on the importance to work out an “international understanding and mechanisms” to enable mass movements of people to take place peacefully.
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BIPSS has published a Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) report titled “Climate Change and Security in South Asia”
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) has published a Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) report titled “Climate Change and Security in South Asia”. It is jointly authored by the Chairman and Members of the organization. The report was released by GMACCC earlier in The Hague.The authorsof the report are Major General A.N.M. Muniruzzaman (Ret.) (Bangladesh), Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (Ret.) (Pakistan) and Air Marshal A.K. Singh (Ret.) (India). South Asia is considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the face of climate change threats. The report carries significant analysis of the threat posed by climate change to South Asian region.
GMACCC is an international body of experts comprising of serving and retired Generals and Admirals from over 30 countries and its affiliated institutional members. GMACCC has global footprint and works with governments and all major International Organizations including UN, NATO, ARF and other organizations. It may also be mentioned that President BIPSS, Major General A.N.M. Muniruzzaman is the current Chairman of GMACCC.
BIPSS Roundtable Discussion on “German Policy in Asia” was held on 16th October at the BIPSS conference room.
BIPSS Roundtable Discussion on “German Policy in Asia” was held on 16th October at the BIPSS conference room. Mrs. Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador, Director General for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near and Middle East at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin was the keynote speaker. The discussion was moderated by President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd.) The event was attended by Ambassadors, diplomats and experts of global affairs in the country. The keynote speech by Mrs. Sabine Sparwasser was followed by a lively Question/ Answer session where the guests pointed out key issues.
President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Retd) attended Xiangshan Forum 2016 as an invited speaker
President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Retd) attended Xiangshan Forum 2016 as an invited speaker. The forum is the largest track 1.5 security policy conference hosted by China every year and brings together over 80 countries and international organisations. The focus of the forum this year was on the emerging security architecture in the Asia Pacific region. Also in the focus were the issues affecting international security and stability. In his presentation, General Muniruzzaman gave a trend analysis of non-state actor's likely pattern of activities in the coming years particularly highlighting the terrorists and ISIS group behavior. The conference was also addressed by Chinese Defence Minister and important Chinese and global leaders.
- President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Retd), delivered a talk at the Maritime Security Challenge Conference in Victoria, Canada.
- President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd) has been invited to speak at the Pacific Seapower Conference - Maritime Security Challenges 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
- President BIPSS Major General A N M Muniruzzaman(Retd) attended a roundtable on ‘Regional Security Perspective’ at the Ministry of Defense, Sri Lanka organized by Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka (INSS).
- BIPSS President Major General A N M Muniruzzaman(Retd) attended the conference of Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) held in Colombo.
- High Commissioner of Australia, H.E. Julia Niblett called on President BIPSS
- President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman [Retd]. recently spoke at a seminar on "Bangladesh at the Crossroads",at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
- President BIPSS, Maj Gen A N M Muniruzzaman, (Retd.) led a three members delegation to China at the invitation of Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU).
- Head of Delegation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Bangladesh Mr. Ikhtiyar Aslanov called on President BIPSS
- President BIPSS, Major General ANM Muniruzzaman (retd.) was invited to The 4th Nobel Economists Summit in Kunming, China
- China-South Asia Think Tank Forum was held in Kunming, China
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