Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) | The Daily Star
  • 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.

  • Tackling the learning deficit

    Our society has quantified the education process so enthusiastically that we have forgotten to consider the risks of the regressive models of rote memorisation and lack of conceptualisa-tion across almost all subjects being taught at public schools.

  • An accountable government can realise the SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 are reported to be receiving serious attention from the government and civil society in Bangladesh.

  • Promises or Rhetoric: Climate change and SDG

    Without changing the development paradigm, these expensive conferences, goals and agreements will only result in failure. Development must not be reduced to 'growth', and 'construction'.

  • Paris has to end with a firm decision

    Present development model is not an option anymore: it is as unfair as it is unjust, and left unchecked will take us to an irreversible process of self-destruction.

  • Focus on the Ability

    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2000 could hardly fulfil its pledge to ensure the rights of people with disabilities.

  • Global Goals and Persons with Disabilities

    An estimated one billion people with disabilities that constitute 15 percent of the world's population may have something to be...

  • 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...

  • The 21st Century Teacher

    Unlike many countries, Bangladesh does not have a pre-service teacher education programme, although school teaching is the single largest field of employment for college graduates.

  • 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...

  • Hasina for effective climate deal to realise SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised on an effective climate deal in the coming conference in Paris later this year to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a better future of the humanity.

  • Hasina wants all to make world a better place for women

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urge all vow afresh to achieve gender parity in all aspects and make the world a better place for girls and women.

  • UN report: 'Decisive year' for world's forestry

    The world's forests face a "decisive year" as nations prepare to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals and gather for key climate talks, a UN report says.

  • A war-cry for sustainable development goals

    During the 1992 presidential campaign in the USA, candidate Bill Clinton's campaign adopted a very powerful short message to convey to the party faithfuls and voters that the poor performance of the US economy should be the centerpiece of any conversation to unseat the incumbent President George Bush.