PM seeks SDGs roadmap for countries lagging behind due to pandemic  UN-SDSN confers Hasina with SDG Progress Award
DOT Desk:  Pime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for charting out a bold and ambitious global roadmap to put the world back on the SDGs track so that no one is left behind as pandemic has pushed many countries far from the goals.
 “We’ve already entered the Decade of Delivery and Action of the agenda. Yet the goals seem far away for many countries…. The pandemic has pushed them further behind. We need to chart out a bold and ambitious global roadmap to put us back on the SDGs track,” she said. UNB
 The Prime Minister said this while attending the 9th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development virtually, on Monday.
 Hasina said, “No country can achieve SDGs alone. We need enhanced global collaboration and solidarity to advance this agenda.”
 The points are: Ensuring vaccines for everyone, everywhere; closing the huge resources gap in implementing the 2030 Agenda; focusing on job creation, social protection, women’s empowerment, and science, technology, and innovation to deal with the impacts of the pandemic; making Covid-19 recovery measures complementary with climate actions; and focusing on enhanced monitoring and support mechanism for SDGs implementation.
 Meanwhile, The UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has conferred Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with “SDG Progress Award” for Bangladesh’s steady course in responding to the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, reports BSS.
“The honorable Prime Minister accepted the award saying she is dedicating it to the people of Bangladesh,” foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said in a media briefing in New York on Monday (New York Local Time).