The next conference of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will be held in 2021 commemorating the "Mujib Borsho".
"CVF President and ex-UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon informed this today [yesterday] when he phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the evening," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.
The press secretary said Ban Ki-moon called the PM around 6:10pm and talked with her for nearly 12 minutes on different issues, including the CVF conference and the Global Centre on Adaptation conference.
Ihsanul said the Global Centre on Adaptation conference will be held in the second week of September next and the Bangladesh PM will inaugurate the event. Ban Ki-moon will join the programme virtually.
The press secretary said the former UN secretary-general highly appreciated the PM's leadership in combating the novel coronavirus situation and Cyclone Amphan with courage.
Ban Ki-moon congratulated Hasina for being elected as the CVF chair for the second time.
He also congratulated Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, as she has been made a "Thematic Ambassador" by the CVF.
Hasina thanked Ban Ki-moon for calling her, Ihsanul added.
The CVF is a global partnership of 48 countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming.
At the 25th Annual Conference of Parties (COP25), known as the UN Climate Change Conference, in Paris in December last year, Hasina accepted a proposal from Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine to take over the charge of the CVF chair from this year.