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Covid-19: Equitable access to tech, medical tools must- CSOs

Open letter to UNITAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states Civil society concerns regarding lack of governance mechanisms and binding commitments for equitable access and sharing of technology, knowledge and data, management and licensing of intellectual property for medical tools needed for COVID-19 detection, prevention and treatment. Read More »

Positive info on social media must to remove COVID-19 stigma

DHAKA, May 02, 2020 (BSS) – Speakers at a virtual seminar here today called for spreading positive news on social platforms to remove fear and stigma associated with the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. The speakers made their remarks on live chat through a Webinar on “Rapid Assessment of Fear and Stigma Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesdriveh” arranged by ... Read More »

‘HSBC must step up climate action stakeholder participation’

Oakland, CA – Tomorrow, HSBC will hold its Annual General Meeting. A London-based international bank, HSBC has closed the meeting to shareholders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will neither webcast the meeting nor allow shareholders to participate. Shareholders can only ask questions via email, which HSBC will answer “by publishing responses on HSBC.com as soon as practical after ... Read More »

Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes

by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust, 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a policy of continuing opposition to Brexit. Some candidates have on the contrary sought to argue that Labour’s ambiguous European policy ... Read More »

‘We all must step up’ joint action on disability inclusion

8 December 2019 – SDGs – The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there remains a significant gap between these ambitions and the reality experienced daily by millions of persons with disabilities, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference in Doha on Saturday. 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 »

World leaders must not let down climate protesters

Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet Earth from climate catastrophes. 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 »

The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »

You must take Precautions to prevent dengue

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have become popular again with the rains pouring down this season. These mosquitoes are responsible for spreading dengue, which is a severe fever causing a lot of muscle and bone pain. Each year, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus. About 100 million get sick. Outbreaks have occurred in Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific, ... Read More »

Freedom of expression, media must in any democracy: UK envoy

Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) – British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson on Monday said freedom of expression and the media are essential qualities of any functioning democracy. “As Bangladesh continues its journey of reaching middle income status it is so vital to allow space for a vibrant civil society, through which the people – and especially young people ... Read More »

Why environmental and humanitarian action must be linked

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, ... Read More »

Europe must answer the climate call

By Christiana Figueres Brussels – In early 2015, the European Union became the first major economy to set a post-2020 target for limiting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. By committing to reducing emissions to at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, the EU initiated a global movement that culminated in the adoption of the Paris climate agreement later that year. This ... Read More »