Dipu for united efforts to attain MDG
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni yesterday observed that an integrated and united effort need to be adopted for attaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the stipulated timeframe, 2015.
She made the remark while speaking at a painting exhibition of country's noted artists at Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University organised by Institute of Environment and Development (IED) marking the 10th year anniversary of declaration of MDGs by the United Nation.
The foreign minister said though 10 years have passed, most of the developed countries didn't keep their words of providing assistance to the developing countries for attaining MDGs to build a hunger and poverty free world.
She laid emphasis on reminding the issue to the developed countries as well as creating a global awareness about necessity of achieving the MDGs.
Noting that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working for attaining MDGs through implementing the 'vision-2021', the Foreign Minister urged countrymen from all walks of life to cooperate in this regards.
Vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, Mahbub Ara Gini, MP, Dean of Fine Arts Institute Motlub Ali, Artist Prof Rafiqunnabi (Ranabi) and Executive Director of IED Numan Ahmed Khan also spoke on the occasion.
Woman leader Rokyea Kabir administrated the oath of attaining MDGs and Joti Chattopadhy recited the memorandum.
Prof Arefin said attainment of MDGs is very important for eliminating existing discrimination in the society. "We should achieve all the targets of MDGs by the 2015," he added.
The MDGs are eight international development goals that 189 United Nations member states have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. The representatives of 189 member states including 147 heads of state and heads of country signed at Millennium Declaration on September 2000 in the Headquarters of United Nations.
The MDGs include eradicating extreme poverty, reducing child mortality rates, fighting disease epidemics such as AIDS, and developing a global partnership for development.