Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Shamim A Mridha’s Eco-Network wins the Diana Award

Shamim Ahmed Mridha is one such young and motivated individual whose network of environmentally aware people has won him The Diana Award. The award is presented by the Diana Award Org, which according to their website, honours a cohort of “20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to service their communities, as Princess Diana believed they could.”

How long will poor execution of projects be tolerated?

Such projects are enabling corruption and incompetence

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.

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.

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'.


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...

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

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.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

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.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

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...

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

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.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

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.

September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015

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.

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015

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.