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  • Focus more on technical education

    There is a general perception among our people, especially our young generation, that higher education is the only way to become a member of the skilled work force.

  • MoU signed between UNDP, Unilever for SDGs

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Unilever Bangladesh for joint collaborations toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • From donors to partners

    As we move on to middle-income status and depend more on our own financial resources, the role of developed countries will need to change so that they become a genuine development “partner” rather than a “donor”.

  • SDG Targets: Can we get there by 2030?

    The title of this essay may raise a few eyebrows in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has already embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there is no doubt that the government and civil society are marching ahead to reach the various targets.

  • Are South Asian countries ready to meet the targets of SDGs by 2030?

    How should we read the SDGs as far as the priorities of the South Asian countries are concerned? In my view, SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure) are at the heart of priorities mainly because of the fact that South Asian countries have national priorities aligned with these SDGs, and more importantly, these SDGs have strong linkages with other SDGs.

  • PM joins G7 outreach meeting with other world leaders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attends the Outreach Meeting of the G7 countries, representing world's seven major advanced economies.

  • Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Not the most practical proposal

    Bangladesh is considered to be extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In an attempt to provide safety and security...

  • PM seeks more Chinese investment

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks more Chinese investment for Bangladesh’s various sectors to accelerate the country's development efforts.

  • PM wants S Asia parliaments to allocate budgets for SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the Speakers and parliamentarians of South Asia for allocating budgets enabling the countries to fully implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it is a collective journey.

  • ‘Parliaments’ collaboration crucial for poverty-free S Asia’

    Collaboration among national parliaments is crucial in advancing the vision of a poverty-free South Asia pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Speakers of South Asian countries at a high-level meeting in Dhaka today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • SDGs belong to everyone

    A key area Bangladesh can already begin working on is preparing an institutional arrangement that reflects the integrated approach necessary to implement the SDGs.

  • World leaders adopt expansive UN goals to tackle global woes

    World leaders on Friday adopted the most sweeping agenda ever of global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change, described by the United Nations secretary-general as "a to-do list for people and planet."

  • UN in deal to fight global poverty

    Rich and poor countries agree to overhaul global finance for international development and unlock money to end global poverty.