Government Policy

SDGs require fund flow from local and intl. sources: Speaker

INDORE, India- Jatiya Sangsad Speaker and Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said here today that the successful implementation of SDGs would largely depend on an effective combination of local and international resources.

"Resource is scarce everywhere, especially in the third world countries. So, the developed nations have to come forward with their financial and technical assistances to supplement the limited domestic resources of the under developed nations," she said while speaking at the "South Asian Speakers Summit on Achieving the SDGs" here.

Dr Shirin said Bangladesh has made remarkable success in achieving millennium development goals under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership and it would follow the same in attaining the SDGs by 2030.

She said the country has also taken several steps to ensure fund flow and proper leadership in SDGs too.

Referring to the role of the parliament members, she said, parliamentarians have to be involved effectively in the implementation process of SDGs at local, national and internationals levels.

She also identified some of the areas where parliamentarians could play greater roles and said maternal health development, child marriage prevention, gender equality, education expansion and prevention of childhood deaths would be such potential areas.

President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Saber Hossain Chowdhury and Speaker of Indian Loksabha Sumitra Mahajan as well as Speakers of other South Asian nations were present.

IPU and Indian Loksabha jointly organised the summit.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)