Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) refers to an agreement of the United Nations Conference on sustainable development to develop a set of future international development goals. On 25th September of 2015 leaders of 193 countries of the world unanimously adopted the post-2015 international development agenda for the period of 2015-2030. SDGs is the framework for global development after the terminal year (2015) of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With 17 goals and 169 targets SDGs represents a bold new agenda to end poverty, fight inequality, tackle the adverse effects of climate change and ensure a sustainable future for all.
So key numbers to remember thus far:1) 17 Goals 2)169 targets 3)193 members (and that's the main difference with the previous diet attempt, the Millenium Development Goals, that all of the 193 UN member States developed and developing, are obliged to implement them.)
But, in order to work out/go on a diet one has to be able to afford it! What happens, when you are pretty much out of money? And that's pretty much the case of Bangladesh.
Now, don't be confused .The fact that officially as a State can't fund huge and extensive public initiatives, does not by all means that the citizens are not encouraged to do so! Let me be more specific: The main point of concern and action focuses around SDG 2: Zero Hunger & 5: Gender Equality. Also focuses on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation & SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Bangladesh has fixed 47 targets in various 9 sector for coming SDGs proposal. The SDGs targets including child-right establish in the due time and child-labor reduce half, violence against women reduce 75 percent, child dropout being 10 percent by creating 100 percent education facility, Allocation 20 percent for technical and training sector out of total allocation of the education sector, Poverty eradication, education and health issues, child mortality and metarnal mortality, gender equality etc.
In particular, the majority of the grants are destined to that one and the rest are equally divided between the other ones. The official material has been long translated into Bangla by the UNIC Dhaka and a special shout-out to its main officer, Mr. Mohammad Moniruzzaman for his amazing work in promoting them and the youth has been greatly motivated to study them, campaign and advocate for them!This is why the majority of the conferences in the area, are either examining them in their agendas or try to organize special panels to better understand them!
But it, also has to be mentioned that a lot of experts and researchers who track down the SDG's progress have brought up a quite serious Question that still looks for an answer to be honest: Given the fact that the crisis has affected the performance and funding capacity of strong economies, who will finally finance the SDGs? Let's wait and see!
PS: Bangladesh| SDGfunders | SDG Philanthropy Platform all the relevant data concerning financial distribution towards each target in Bangladesh.