Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Gender-based violence not just a women’s issue

Sexual and gender-based violence devastates individuals, families and communities.

October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018

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.

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

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.

October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017

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”.

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

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.

July 2, 2017
July 2, 2017

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.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

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.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

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...

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

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.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

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.