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More South-South cooperation stressed for sustainable dev
Published : Sunday, 12 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 29

Bangladesh has said a global partnership of all stakeholders is important for successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the action programmes of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN and President of the UN high-level committee on South-South Cooperation Dr AK Abdul Momen said this based on the experiences gathered during the implementation of MDGs stressing more South-South cooperation for sustainable development.
He was addressing a two-day high-level forum on 'South-South Cooperation for sustainable development in support of the post-2015 development agenda and the decade of sustainable energy for all' in Hong Kong.
The Post-2015 Development Agenda at the culmination of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to be adopted at a UN summit in September, said a PID handout.
Focusing mainly on preliminary global indicators, approaches to implementation of the goals, coordination with the financing for development process and technology facilitation mechanism, the member states of the UN are now negotiating on Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Elaborating the LDCs' achievements in MDGs, especially on poverty reduction, combating diseases, human resources development and infrastructure improvement, Abdul Momen said, Bangladesh had achieved most of the targets of MDGs 1 to 6, adding, it had maintained an average of 6.2 percent of GDP growth rate during the last six years. Abdul Momen said the South has been transforming traditional technological deficiencies into unprecedented new opportunities for development by expanding ICT at affordable prices.
Extreme weather events due to climate change have been aggravating the miseries of the South, especially climate vulnerable countries including Bangladesh, he said.    ?UNB

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