Blogs

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    How Bangladesh can achieve SDG 13 and climate change goals

    Published in The Daily Star on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Saleemul Huq At the turn of the century, under the United Nations, all countries agreed to try to achieve a set of ten Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Bangladesh was relatively successful at achieving most of them. Since then, all countries have negotiated and agreed upon

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  • Education 2030

    Education 2030: Accountability for whom and what

    Published in The Asian Age on Saturday, 29 April 2017 Md. Mostafizur Rahaman Global Action Week for Education is an annual global campaign that generally focuses on the burning issues related to education each year. This year the week has prioritized SDG4, which is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, specifically for education up to 2030. As

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  • Secondary education A long way to go

    Secondary education: A long way to go

    Published in The Daily Star on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Md. Mostafizur Rahaman The impact of education or lack of it, is felt throughout a person’s life. Education was declared a basic human right for all and protected in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. Since then, it has been endorsed in different international human

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    TOWARDS SDGS: Promoting transparency

    Published in The Daily Star on Thursday, 27 February 2017 Iftekharuzzaman The government of Bangladesh recognises combating corruption as critical to progress towards realising the Perspective Plan – Vision 2021, the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Vision 2021 asserts that “the Government is determined to confront and root out the scourge of

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