November 28, 1972
AGREEMENT REACHED ON A 'COMPROMISE' FORMULA
An agreement has been reached by the sponsoring nations on a 'compromise' formula relating to the admission of Bangladesh into the UN. The sponsoring delegations are at present engaged in last-minute consultations on the formulation which consists of three elements. One of the resolutions tabled by Yugoslavia and 22 other countries expresses the desire of the Assembly that Bangladesh should be admitted into the world body.
Another resolution sponsored by Argentina and a few others, including Iran and Turkey, expresses the desire that the parties concerned should make all possible efforts to reach a fair settlement of the pending issues and urges the return of prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and the relevant provisions of the Security Council Resolution last December.
The third element of the formulation is a statement to be made by the General Assembly President Stanislaw while commending the two resolutions to the unanimous acceptance of the assembly.
PM'S DIRECTIVE TO REVIEW LABOUR POLICY
Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has issued a directive for the review of the labour policy in the light of the provisions of the Constitution. The review will be carried out in consultation with different labour organisations. It may be recalled that Bangabandhu called a labour conference in the first week of April, 1972 where a decision was taken to formulate a labour policy after considering the views of the labour organisations.
The labour policy was accordingly formulated. Since the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has been adopted by the Constituent Assembly and will come into force from December 16 this year, a review of the labour policy in the light of the constitutional provisions has become necessary.
CABINET MEETING HELD
The Cabinet in a meeting today finalises the programme for the celebration of the first Victory Day on 16 December, 1972.The Cabinet meeting is presided over by Bangabandhu and discusses various matters besides finalising the Victory Day programme.
SOURCES: November 29, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.