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G7 Leaders urged to promote gender empowerment

By Thalif Deen UN, Aug 23 2019 (IPS) – As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal sea town of Biarritz in the south-west of France, one of the world’s leading women’s organisations is calling for the protection and advancement of women worldwide. 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 »

Formal education for Rohingyas in multi-year planning urged

Dhaka, June 14 (UNB)— Speakers at a roundtable suggested engaging Rohingyas in multi-year planning, providing formal education and more support as their repatriation continues to be delayed. They also urged involving Rohingyas with meaningful and productive activities. National Daily Samakal organised the roundtable titled ‘Human Dignity to Rohingya People: Bangladesh Perspective’ in cooperation with Coast, an NGO working in Cox’s ... Read More »

G20 urged to speed up digital tax on tech giants

FUKUOKA, Japan, June 8, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Top G20 finance officials agreed Saturday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it. The G20 has tasked the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to fix the system that has seen some internet ... Read More »

Grants to flourish dairy industry urged

Dhaka, Apr 23 (UNB)- Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday suggested that the potentials of dairy sector should be utilized by providing grants to the farmers and reducing the production cost of milk. The theme of the roundtable programme was “Present and future of dairy sector of Bangladesh” was organised by daily newspaper Prothom Alo in association with PRAN ... Read More »

Use of nuke energy to ensure sustainable development urged

While countries all over the world are committed to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement goal, nuclear experts gathered at the 11th edition of the international atomic energy forum- Atomexpo 2019, held in Sochi, Russia expressed their opinion in favour of atomic energy, as an imperative for sustainability of growth. Organised by Rosatom, state nuclear ... Read More »

Open access to sexual, reproductive health, rights urged

The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), a Non-Governmental Organisation in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council has in a statement said, Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality are foundational to the full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for ... Read More »

Additional investments, focus on rural dev in Global South

IFAD Vice-President at global conference to call for additional investments and focus on rural development in Global South Buenos Aires, 20 March 2019 – The world needs to harness the power of exchanges between countries in the Global South if we are to reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security, while addressing global challenges arising from population growth and ... Read More »

Recast of Delta Plan 2100 based on local experience urged

Dhaka, Dec 12 – The Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 came under serious scrutiny at an international seminar organized in Dhaka on Friday. Speakers at the seminar said that a plan modelled on the Netherlands would not work in Bangladesh because while the Dutch Delta was stable while the Bangladesh Delta, the world’s largest, was very active and dynamic. Read More »