UNB: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said Bangladesh will continue to promote sustainable growth, solidarity, peace and justice.
“Bangladesh remains keen to work with the international community and the multilateral system to this end,” Alam said, highlighting the guiding principles of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and peace-centric foreign policy.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a programme on “UN Global Compact Network Bangladesh Sustainability Day 2022” held in a Dhaka hotel.
Shahriar Alam underscored Bangladesh’s strong conviction that SDG 16 on peace and inclusive societies is to be fully implemented globally to reap the benefit. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on peace, justice and inclusion breaks new ground in development thinking.
He called upon everyone to work together to unlock newer opportunities for a better and prosperous future for all including the generations ahead; leaving no one behind.
Farooq Sobhan, Representative of the UN Global Compact Network Bangladesh GCNB), among others, spoke at the event marking “Sustainability Day 2022”.
The State Minister said Bangladesh is strongly committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Before the pandemic, he said, Bangladesh has been right on track to implement the SDGs by 2030 and Bangladesh has undertaken a “whole of society” approach to accelerate the SDG implementation.