HASINA SEEKS GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTING SDGS
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh and other developing countries need global support on finance, technology, capacity building and debt to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The international community must deliver on the means of implementation for each goal of the SGDs. We also must ensure that global trading and financial regime and institutions are fair and just, “she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this in her speech at the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN Headquarters here on Sunday.
The Prime Minister called upon the international community to ensure that the new climate deal in the coming conference in Paris later this year will be able to materialise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for protecting and harnessing the present and the future of humanity.
“Climate change has put Bangladesh’s all precious development gains at risk. We, therefore, must ensure the development agenda and the new climate deal deliver on protecting and harnessing the present and the future of humanity,” she said.
Heads of state and government of Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, European Union, Russia, Qatar, the Maldives, Singapore and Saudi Arabia also made statement in the session chaired by Gambia.
Sheikh Hasina said the governments have to recognise the diverse national realities, capacities and levels of development to make sure implementation of the SDGs. Respecting national policies and priorities would be equally important. “Besides, we’ll have to address all forms of inequalities across the SDG agenda.”
Sheikh Hasina also hoped that everybody would show the same ambition, focus and commitment to materialise a deal in Paris as they showed it in the case of adopting the SDGs.
Noting that adopting of SDG Agenda-2030 is a matter of great joy, Hasina said, “Bangladesh, as part of its national preparation, has aligned its Seventh Five-Year Plan with the new global agenda.”Extending her thanks to all concerned who contributed to the adoption of the people oriented Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, the Prime Minister said robust global cooperation is critical to deliver on the universal development agenda.
Mentioning her presence with the world leaders during the time of adopting the Millennium Development Goals, the Prime Minister said over the past 15 years Bangladesh has mobilized people and resources to realize the commitments.
Bangladesh’s success in achieving the MDGs, including those related to poverty eradication, reduction of child mortality, communicable diseases, she said adding that the realisation of the MDGs has helped Bangladesh step in the path of making the country as a middle-income one.
Hasina said the key to the success of Bangladesh to achieve MDGs was her government’s political commitment and conducive policy environment. Bangladesh has mobilised its national resources and enhanced its capabilities and empowered people to achieve the cherished goal.
The Prime Minister said some of Bangladesh’s solutions and experience are now part of the global solutions. “Now, we all must pledge to full and effective realization of the Agenda 2030 and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda,” she added.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015