Publish: 06 Nov 2019, 10:36 pm
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday stressed the need for engaging youths and utilising their innovative power to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports UNB.
“It’ll have to create a scope for youths to contribute towards achieving SDGs. The role of the youth is essential in implementing the ‘no one leave behind' slogan,” she said.
The Speaker was addressing the inaugural session of a workshop in the city.
The governance innovation unit of the Prime Minister's Office arranged the workshop titled 'SDGs for the Youth and by the Youth' at the auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Dr Shirin said the youth will have to be engaged in the decision-making process of creative works and the development of the country for flourishing their merits.
“If youths are engaged in work plans, it’ll be easier to attain the SDGs,” she said.
The Speaker said the youth can also contribute to global issues like reduction of adverse impacts of disaster and climate change alongside preventing child marriage, movement against drugs and tree plantation.
Principal Coordinator (SDGs Affairs) at the PMO Md Abul Kalam Azad presented the keynote paper at the event held with PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman in the chair.
President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Rubana Huq and former cultural minister Asaduzzaman Noor MP, among others, spoke on the occasion.