Bangladesh PM conferred with SDG Progress award

Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has been conferred with the “SDG Progress Award” and was introduced as the “jewel in the crown of the day” at an event on September 20, 2021.

Key Points

  • Award was conferred by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
  • She was awarded for Bangladesh’s steady course in responding to the universal call of action to end poverty, protect the planet as well as ensure peace & prosperity for all.
  • This event was a significant international acknowledgement of the nation’s success in spearheading the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) after achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

SDSN was set up in 2012 by prominent economist and development strategist Professor Jeffrey D Sachs, under the aegis of UN Secretary General. This platform aims to mobilize the global scientific and technological expertise in order to promote practical solutions for sustainable development and gauge country-specific competitiveness for development performances.

Ninth International Conference on Sustainable Development

Ninth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development was held on September 20. On this occasion, Sheikh Hasina was introduced as “jewel in the crown of the day. Her leadership was appreciated in spearheading the SDG campaign even during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDGs are collection of 17 interlinked global goals that has been designed as a “blueprint of achieving a better and more sustainable future for all”. These goals were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.

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