Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh PM wins UN Award on Climate Change [ Current Affairs ]


About Sheikh Hasina: Sheikh Hasina was born on 28th September 1947. She is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Earlier, she was served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001. She has led the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981.

  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh was her father.
  • She became the prime minister for the third time after winning the 2014 governmental election, which was refused by the main opposition BNP - led alliance.
  • She is ranked 47th on Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

About winning of UN Award on climate change:

  • Sheikh Hasina has selected for the United Nations Champions of the Earth award.
  • She is chosen for this award by UN Environment Programme for her country’s creativities in climate change.

About United Nations Champions of the Earth award:

  • The Champions of the Earth award is the United Nations highest environmental honour.
  • It is given to the people from all over the world who represent management and supports on ecological development and climate change.

- Published on: September 17, 2015