‘Political goodwill needed for SDG’
17 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali said that political goodwill is needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
‘We can now call the international community that Bangladesh is able to reach any goal as we have successfully advanced in fulfilling Millennium Development Goal (MDG)’, he commented.
The minister made this assertion at the first session of a daylong seminar on ‘Bangladesh’s experience and expectation from MDG to SDG’ at Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in city’s Eskaton area on Thursday morning.
Mahmood Ali said that Bangladesh has made advancement in fulfilling the MDG targets in eliminating poverty and reducing child and maternal mortality rate.
‘These have drawn the attention of the world community and got recognition from them,’ he added.
He further said that the incumbent government is working to continue the development.
‘Now, political goodwill and effective policy are needed to fulfill SDG,’ he commented.
According to him, a peaceful environment, good governance and human rights are also needed for sustainable development.