A Bangladesh parliamentarian has called for taking collective global efforts to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Md Israfil Alam, MP, chairman of Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Migration and Development made the call at the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum on SDGs in UN Headquarter in New York.
He was speaking on the topic of the Sustainable Development Goal-16 at the UN session on Friday, according to a message received here.
To achieve the SDG-16, he emphasized need for addressing some challenges including violation of human rights, violation against woman and children, unemployment of youth, human trafficking in person, abuse of migrants in destinations, forcibly displacement of people and other conflicts
‘I believe that these challenges may be addressed by collective and global process. No country can be successful to solve these alone,’ he said.
Parliamentarian Israfil Alam stressed the need for ensuring an inclusive peaceful and sustainable society by reducing disparity and discrimination among the citizens.
He recalled that Bangladesh has been enjoying significant socio-Economic growth because of a visionary leadership of incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The lawmaker urged the United Nations to play strong proactive and impartial role to have nonviolence peaceful and harmonized society for all.
Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Migration and Development’ delegation members including former MP Mahjabeen Khaled, Bangladesh Civil Society leader Syed Saiful Haque and Shirin Sultana Lira of British Council’s Prokas program in Bangladesh office, were present at the UN session.