BSS-46 Speaker urges people’s welfare to achieve SDGs





Speaker urges people’s welfare to achieve SDGs

DHAKA, Oct 1, 2019 (BSS) – 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.