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Empower young people to sustain planet for peace-prosperity

By Crystal Orderson We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN’s Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit. Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) – Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to ... Read More »

Beyond headlines: The dev story behind irregular migration

By Achim Steiner UN, Oct 28 2019 (IPS) – Last week, a too-familiar human tragedy captured news headlines. 39 people were found dead inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in Essex in Southeast England; 31 men and 8 women whose individual identities, for now, remain anonymous, as authorities begin to investigate one of Europe’s worst people-trafficking cases. Read More »

Reconciliation must drive development

By Rémy Rioux Paris – In a profoundly volatile world riddled with fractures, the temptation to embrace a seemingly reassuring path of withdrawal or isolation may be strong. In fact, avoidance of potential hazards seems only natural. For lack of a better alternative, we may be instinctively inclined to look inward in order to circumvent or at least mitigate the ... Read More »

Economic dev, democratisation must go together to attain SDGs

It’s time for Bangladesh to bravely tackle with drastic structural reforms, says outgoing Japanese AmbassadorHiroyasu Izumi Dhaka, Sept 17 – Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi on Tuesday hoped that Bangladesh will become a developed and prosperous country as the centre of the “greater Bengal economy” and the two countries will enjoy stronger ties of friendship. Read More »

Dumping fossil fuels to drive green development

By Busani Bafana Cape Town, South Africa, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) – Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars – eight times the global GDP – have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report. ‘$11 Trillion and counting: new goals for a fossil-free world’, was released by 350.org in Cape ... Read More »

Trend Micro nurtures global cybersecurity talent development

Global Capture the Flag provides real-world ethical hacking experience in the most critical areas for stopping attacks today Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 3 September 2019 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced its fifth annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. The Trend Micro CTF 2019 — Raimund Genes ... Read More »

How South Asia can remain world’s fastest-growing sub-region

Lei Lei Song Since 2014, South Asia has been the fastest-growing subregion in the world, with its eight economies collectively boasting average annual growth of 7.0%. This is higher even than East Asia (6.2%), which includes China; Southeast Asia (4.9%); and the Pacific (4.7%). To carry on this impressive performance beyond the next couple of years, though, will require reforms ... Read More »

Why can’t dynamic Asia-Pacific beat poverty?

By Shuvojit Banerjee and Poh Lynn Ng Bangkok, Aug 2019 (IPS) – Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of poor people in the world. Read More »

$54.8 mn to improve living in BD coastal chars: IFAD

Rome, 8 August 2019 – More than 342,000 people in southeast Bangladesh living on coastal chars created by silt deposits will benefit from new financing for a project to reduce poverty and hunger and develop rural livelihoods. People living on chars are often hardest hit by climate change effects like sea-level rise as they often live in poorly constructed housing ... Read More »

Don’t fear the scooter

by Alon Tal Tel Aviv – Electric bicycles and scooters are taking a lot of heat. Concerns about traffic fatalities, terrorized pedestrians, and urban lawlessness have led a growing chorus of politicians and media commentators to conclude that the technology should be banned outright. But these critics are missing the point. Small, portable, electric transportation options are a tremendous opportun ... Read More »

14 water development projects being implemented in Rajshahi

Public health engineering department (DPHE) has been implementing 14 water supply and sanitation improvement projects involving more than Taka 99.94 crore to provide safe drinking water to people here. Abujar Masudar Rahman, Superintending Engineer of DPHE, here told BSS that the projects are being implemented in different district headquarters and upazilas in almost all eight districts under the division aims ... Read More »

South proposes strengthening of WTO to promote development

Geneva, Jul (D. Ravi Kanth) – India, South Africa, and seven other developing and least-developed countries on Thursday (11 July) challenged the one-sided WTO reform proposals advanced by the US and other developed countries, and tabled, for the General Council, their own proposal for “strengthening the WTO to promote development and inclusivity.” In a five-page proposal submitted to the General ... Read More »

SDGs offer business opportunities

by Homi Kharas, Hans Dembowski Achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is a global effort, and many different sources are funding. The private sector has much to gain from paying attention to this agenda, according to Homi Kharas from the Brookings Institution. Impact investing, which is meant to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact apart from financial returns, ... Read More »

Unlock opportunities for sustainable development: UN Chief

UN, July 11 – As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for ... Read More »

Sustainable development needs fundamental governance changes

New York, 8 July 2019: “The world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most governments have failed to turn the transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real transformational policies. Even worse, xenophobia and authoritarianism are on the rise in a growing number of countries.” “The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is not just a matter of ... Read More »

Dhaka, Beijing sign nine instruments – five on power development

Beijing, Jul 4 – Bangladesh and China on Thursday signed nine instruments for further strengthening cooperation on power, water resources, culture and tourism sectors as well as providing 2,500 metric tonnes of rice for the displaced Rohingyas. The instruments, including two loan deals, were signed in presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang after ... Read More »

German-BD bid to develop Small and Medium Enterprise sector

Monowara Begum Moni Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Germany has organized with its Dhaka, Bangladesh, Branch an education program for Small and Medium Enterprise SME, on 1. July 2019 in Stuttgart. Mr Habiullah Mahmud Additional Secretary of Ministry of Industries who was invited to the programme stressed that Bangladesh is now a Role Model for many other countries in case of Development. ... Read More »

Budgetary reform for sustainable development in BD urged

Dhaka, June 21 – Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform of Bangladesh called for budgetary system reform for sustainable development. The platform recommended the budgetary system be reformed to effectively impact the country’s sustainable development at roundtable programme held at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka yesterday (Friday). Shujan said in its reaction to the proposed national budget for ... Read More »

Scaling up agroecology for sustainable development

In April 2018, the FAO hosted the Second International Symposium on Agroecology, following the first in 2014. With the main objective of moving from dialogue to action, the Symposium brought together different stakeholders and catalyzed inter-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration. The proceedings were released in March 2019. Among the Symposium’s outcomes were the launching of the Scaling up Agroecology Initiative, the ... Read More »