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  • Bangladesh-UK for long-term commitment to SDGs

    Bangladesh and the United Kingdom reiterate their long-term commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • SDGs and grim global realities

    In recent times the development discourse all over the world has been heavily influenced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations in 2015 for the year 2030.

  • SDGs: Three years on, where do we stand?

    The leaders of 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25, 2015 following a long spell of extensive discussions and debates.

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    Govt urged to collaborate with pvt sector for SDG implementation

    Speakers at the "Citizen's Conference on SDGs in Bangladesh" have urged the government to ensure its partnership with private sector, civil society and NGOs to implement programmes to achieve the sustainable development goals, set by the United Nations.

  • The long road to better health

    Public health expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) is only 0.8 percent in Bangladesh which is one of the lowest in South Asia.

  • Be generous to poorer nations

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the developed countries, including the G7 nations, to be more gracious in transfer of technology, mobilising resource and building capacity of the poor countries to overcome the challenges of implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • An agenda for humanity

    The Agenda for Humanity provides key actions and strategic shifts which the world requires to reduce humanitarian needs and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • PM for Speakers' role in SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the speakers and parliamentarians of South Asia for allocating budgets to enable the countries for the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Parliaments of S Asia must work jointly

    Collaboration between the national parliaments is crucial to advancing a poverty-free South Asia in pursuance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Speakers of South Asian countries said yesterday at a summit in the city.

  • The transformation to a more sustainable and just world begins now

    Deadly conflicts, horrific terrorist attacks and a worsening global humanitarian crisis have dominated 2015. Yet this year also saw a number of major international breakthroughs, most recently with the Climate Agreement in Paris. But for these agreements to bring us closer to a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world, 2016 must be all about action and implementation.

  • Financial Inclusion - More Than Money

    In early September, I travelled to New York for the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN. There, a sweeping new global development agenda was adopted by 193 countries, including Bangladesh and my own country, the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • Sustainable businesses for a sustainable world

    THE ratification of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will be the world's roadmap for development over the next 15 years is an important...

  • An end in sight for ultra poverty

    First, social protection programmes designed to offer protection (for example, from hunger), fail to offer the ladder (for example, jobs or livelihood) to climb out of extreme poverty. Second, it doesn't recognise that the ultra poor require additional guidance.

  • PM smells BNP-Jamaat link to foreigners’ killings

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the two foreign nationals were killed in a planned way and alleged that BNP-Jamaat nexus might have a link to the two murders.

  • Goals to transform the world

    On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted a resolution entitled 'Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. The agenda is a “comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative goals and targets” – now referred to as the Global Goals.

  • SDGs reflect universal aspirations

    The world has adopted a bold new agenda to end poverty and preserve the planet. The ambitious 15 year plan, adopted unanimously by 193 member states of the UN, comes with great challenges...