On the eve of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations, civil society organisations around the world are observing Global Action Week, from September 19 to 26, to monitor the progress of sustainable development.
Therefore, on September 21, in the presence of Planning Minister MA Mannan, Shushashoner Jonno Procharavijan-Supra, GCAP, and SDG Action Alliance Bangladesh – with the help of Action for Sustainable Development – an SDG citizen scorecard was launched, online, with six out of the 17 development goals, to monitor the progress of sustainable development in Bangladesh.
Following this, citizens' assemblies were held in 20 districts.
As a part of the process, an online national assembly was held today at 11am. Conducted by Supra Chairperson Abdul Awal and chaired by Supra Executive Board Member SM Harun Aur Rashid Lal, development workers from different regions around the country attended the event.
Leaders of Supra and SDG Action Alliance Bangladesh, district representatives, GCAP officials, national and grassroots workers, leaders from farmers' organisations, and journalist representatives also participated in the programme and highlighted their respective positions as well as their contribution to the progress of sustainable development in the country.
The attendees discussed Bangladesh's progress regarding: Goal 2 on hunger eradication, Goal 3 on health and welfare, Goal 4 on quality education, Goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 10 on the reduction of inequality, and Goal 13 on climate activities – in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The speakers also recommended that policies be created, at the grassroots and national level, and urged for existing programmes to be reviewed; in order for sustainable development to be successfully achieved.