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PM wants the outline of SDG for the backward countries

Staff Correspondent
SDG for the backward countries
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the need to create a bold and ambitious framework for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the world so that no country lags behind. Because the pandemic has left many countries behind in their journey to meet the SDGs.

The Prime Minister said, "The goals of the SDGs seem far away from many countries. The pandemic has left them far behind. We need to create a bold and ambitious global roadmap to bring them back to the SDG goals.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing the Ninth Annual International Conference on Virtual Sustainable Development on Monday. The conference is hosted by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Global Masters of Development Practice, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Sheikh Hasina said, "No country can achieve SDG alone. We need global cooperation and solidarity to move this agenda forward."

Sheikh Hasina made five proposals at the conference to bring forward the countries lagging behind in achieving SDGs in a timely manner.

Proposals include ensuring corona vaccination everywhere for all, reducing the huge resource gap in implementing the 2030 Agenda; In particular, job creation, ensuring social security and women's empowerment, tackling corona shocks through science, technology, and innovation, developing corona recovery programs in line with climate change, and increasing monitoring and support for SDG implementation.

Sheikh Hasina said, "The United Nations should increase coordination in this regard. Adequate and timely assistance must be ensured to deal with emergencies and avoid backlash."

"At every level, priority must be given to preparing for pandemic and other emergencies," she said.

"Because the pandemic has devastated the whole world, taking the lives of countless people and affecting livelihoods.

Noting that the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of Bangladesh is very significant, the Prime Minister said that it has been recognized by the international community as a 'development wonder'. Our SDG journey depends on the success of the MDGs."

On climate change, she said, ‘Bangladesh is at the forefront of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and has recently submitted an ambitious and updated NDC (National Determined Contributions).

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