Speaker urges people’s welfare to achieve SDGs

DHAKA Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin

Chaudhury today urged members of parliament to play a strong role in ensuring

welfare of the people to achieve the SDGs within the stipulated time.

Ensuring welfare of the public will speed up the progress of achieving

the SDGs parliament members must work sincerely to increase their capacity

and to establish good governance , said the Speaker.

Dr Shirin made the remarks while addressing as chief guest at a programme

titled 'Brainstorming Session' on SDGs implementation at the JS Bhaban, said

an official release here today.

The Speaker urged MPs to adopt action plans in their constituencies

considering the general welfare of the people, prioritizing development of

the country and global development agenda.

As opportunity to work for the common people has been created and the

responsibilities of parliament members have also increased , Dr Shirin said

highlighting the necessity of establishing a SDG cell with parliament


Referring to the 'Constituency Tracker' as an innovative initiative for

achieving SDGs, she said that it would be possible to easily track the

progress of constituency-based SDGs, added the release.

Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Mia, UNDP resident representative Sudipto

Mukherjee, UNDP team leader of Asia-Pacific focal point Charles Chauvel, Head

of Results Management and Data at the Access to Information (A2i) Ramiz Uddin

and grandson of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Consultant of UNDP

Redwan Siddiqui Bobby were also present as special guests.

The programme was presided over by Senior JS Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed


Chairmen of Parliamentary Standing Committees were also present, among

others, in the programme.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)