Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina honoured with SDG Progress award

UN-sponsored SDSN conferred Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina with ‘SDG Progress Award’ for Bangladesh’s steady progress in achieving UN's sustainable development goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and that no one is left behind.

Created On: Sep 22, 2021 13:22 IST
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina honoured with SDG Progress award
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina honoured with SDG Progress award

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred with the ‘SDG Progress Award’ by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for Bangladesh’s steady progress in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen informed during a media briefing in New York that the Bangladesh PM dedicated the award to the people of Bangladesh. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is currently on a visit to the United States to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

The Bangladesh Foreign Minister called the award an international acknowledgment of Bangladesh’s success in spearheading the UN SDGs. He said "the award is a recognition of our endeavours engaged in achieving SDGs. ‘Leaving no one behind’ is the key part of the SDGs. We will continue our efforts to march towards progress and prosperity so that no one is left behind."

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 by prominent economist and development strategist Professor Jeffrey D Sachs under the auspices of the UN secretary-general.

The network aims to bring together global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions to enable sustainable development and study country-specific competitiveness in development performances.

Sheikh Hasina was introduced at the award conferral event as the ‘jewel in the crown of the day.' SDSN founder Sachs appreciated the leader for spearheading the SDG campaign even amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

As per one of the international reports, Bangladesh is placed third in the world in achieving SDG targets. SDSN founder Sachs said that the award is a testimony of the endeavours engaged in achieving the SDGs, which aims to ensure that no one is left behind. 

Background 

The Bangladesh Prime Minister participated in several international events on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly including a closed-door meeting of heads of government on climate change jointly hosted by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and British PM Boris Johnson. 

She also dedicated a bench and planted a tree sapling at the UN Headquarters in New York to mark the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh who served as the nation's first President and later as the Prime Minister until his assassination on August 15, 1975. 

The Bangladesh PM also paid tribute to the memories of the martyrs of the UN peacekeeping missions by placing floral wreaths.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Monthly Current Affairs PDF

  • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF May 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF April 2021
  • Current Affairs PDF March 2021
View all

Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF May 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF April 2021
  • Current Affairs Quiz PDF March 2021
View all
Comment (0)

Post Comment

0 + 3 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.
    Whatsapp IconGet Updates

    Just Now