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Focus on reform in financial regulations for global stability

By farjana - Posted on 14 May 2015

Speakers suggested on Wednesday reform in financial sector regulations to safeguard global economic stability and protect poor people against future economic shocks.

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will come to an end in 2015, the United Nations (UN) has taken initiatives to formulate a new development framework that will be adopted in September 2015 in its general assembly (UNGA).

They were speaking at a national dialogue titled 'Financing for Development in Post-2015' in the city. Two non-government organisations - VOICE and Beyond 2015 - jointly organised the programme.

Eminent economist Dr. Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad presided over the dialogue, attended by a number of journalists and civil society members.

Prof. Dr. Mahbub Ali, former secretary Ali Kabir, chief reporter of Boishakhi Television Dip Azad, city editor of Daily Janakantha Kawsar Rahman, Jamal Uddin of Daily Ittefaq, Supro director Alison Subrata Baroi, attended the programme, among others.

VOICE executive director Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, in his keynote paper, said financing for development clearly recognizes human rights as a basis to promote the inter-linkage between the three pillars of sustainable development - social, environmental and economic issues.

Dialogue on Financing for Development in Post 2015

By farjana - Posted on 14 May 2015

Speakers emphasized the importance of financing for the Post 2015 Development agenda that is being put forward by the United Nations with its member states. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, the United Nations undertakes to formulate a new development framework that will be adopted in September 2015 through its General Assembly.

A dialogue on Financing for Development in Post 2015 was held jointly by VOICE and Beyond 2015 at the Weekly Ei Shomoy conference room on 13th May 2015, reports a press release. The dialogue was attended by the journalists and members of the civil society which was presided over by eminent economist Dr. Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad. Dr. Mahbub Ali, Former Secretary Ali Kabir, journalist Dip Azad, Chief Reporter Boishakhi Television, Kawsar Rahman, city editor of Daily Janakantha, Jamal Uddin of Daily Ittefaq, Alison Subrata Baroi, Director, Supro attended the dialogue among others.

Speakers: Financing key to Post-2015 development

By farjana - Posted on 14 May 2015

Speakers at a dialogue yesterday emphasised on the importance of financing for Post-2015 Development agenda that is being put forward by the United Nations to its member states. 

“As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, the United Nations undertakes to formulate a new development framework that will be adopted in September 2015 through its General Assembly,’’ the dialogue titled “Financing for Development in Post 2015” was told. 

Journalists and civil society members attended the dialogue jointly organised by VOICE and Beyond 2015 with eminent economist Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad in the chair.

Presenting the keynote paper, Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE said: “Financing for development explicitly recognises human rights as a basis to promote the inter-linkages among the three pillars of sustainable development such as social, environmental and economic issues.” 

He also proposed to ensure coordination through cross-ministerial commissions, and integration of targets into national and local sustainable development plans, and also integration of targets into national and local budgetary processes. 

Dialogue on Financing for Development in Post 2015

By farjana - Posted on 13 May 2015

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Speakers emphasized the importance of financing for the Post 2015 Development agenda that is being put forward by the United Nations with its member states. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, the United Nations undertakes to formulate a new development framework that will be adopted in September 2015 through its General Assembly. 

A dialogue on Financing for Development in Post 2015 was held jointly by VOICE and  Beyond 2015 at the Weekly Ei Shomoy conference room on 13th May 2015. The dialogue was attended by the journalists and members of the civil society which was presided over by eminent economist Dr. Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad. Dr. Mahbub Ali, Former Secretary Ali Kabir, journalist Dip Azad, Chief Reporter Boishakhi Television, Kawsar Rahman, city editor of Daily Janakantha, Jamal Uddin of Daily Ittefaq, Alison Subrata Baroi, Director, Supro attended the dialogue among others. 

Dialogue on "Financing for Development in Post 2015"

By farjana - Posted on 11 May 2015

A round table dialogue with media on "Financing for Development in Post 2015" will be held at the Saptahik Ei Somoy auditorium (44 Eskaton Garden, ground floor, Ramona, dhaka-1000) on Wednesday, 3:00pm., 13 May 2015. This will discuss the recommendations of the Beyond 2015 position on Financing for Development and will draw the attentation of the journalists to widely disseminate for public interest.   The dialogue is jointly organized by Beyond 2015 and VOICE. 

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Speakers emphasize inclusive participation in the Post Development Framework

By farjana - Posted on 06 May 2015

Speaker emphasized that United Nations must emphasize human rights in the Post 2015 development framework. They also asked that governments should include marginalized communities and women to ensure equal participation and realize gender equality and women rights in the new framework. United Nations is preparing a new development framework with its member states as the Millenium Development Goal (MDGs) will get end in 2015.

Govt urged to devise mechanism to measure progress

By farjana - Posted on 26 April 2015

Speakers at a seminar urged the government on Saturday to undertake a mechanism to measure the progress towards sustainable development goals (SDGs), their targets and means of implementation.

They also asked the policymakers to introduce a national sustainable development strategy through a participatory process.

"A comprehensive and participatory national review mechanism that will be representative including the members of the legislation helps build national capacity to measure the results," they said.

Bangladesh earn success in achieving MDGs

By farjana - Posted on 26 April 2015

Bangladesh earn success in achieving MDGs

Bangladesh has made a remarkable success to achieve MDG goals, it still needs to make sincere efforts to meet its development needs. This was revealed at a seminar on ‘Accountability, Monitoring and Review Framework on Post 2015 Agenda’ at the Mymensingh municipality auditorium on Saturday.

The speakers urged the government to undertake a robust accountability mechanism to measure the progress towards SDGs including their targets and means of implementation. They also asked to introduce national sustainable development strategy through a participatory process.

The post 2015 development agenda should ensure inclusive and equitable economic growth while it needs attention to reduce poverty and inequality particularly among marginalized groups and improved living conditions.

A large number of stakeholders including NGOs, academicians, civil society organizations, trade unions, women groups, rights organizations, youth and professional bodies attended the seminar, says a press release.

Speakers emphasized inclusive participation in the Post 2015 Development Framework

By farjana - Posted on 25 April 2015

Speaker emphasized that United Nations must emphasize human rights in the Post 2015 development framework. They also asked that governments should include marginalized communities and women to ensure equal participation and realize gender equality and women rights in the new framework. United Nations is preparing a new development framework with its member states as the Millenium Development Goal (MDGs) will get end in 2015. 

Speakers spoke in the seminar `Post 2015 Development Framework: Ensure Participation, Accountability and Human Rights’ held on 25h April 2015 at the Satkhira Press Club, organized by a rights based development research organization VOICE and Beyond 2015 while the seminar was presided over by eminent educationist Abdul Hamid. Among others, Nazrul Islam, Mayor, Satkhira Municipality, Nityananda Sarker, General Secretary of district teacher’s association, and Madhob Dutta, executive director of Sadesh spoke at the seminar.  

Seminar on Post 2015 Development Framework: Ensure People’s Participation, Accountability and Human Rights

By farjana - Posted on 24 April 2015

VOICE and Beyond 2015 are going to organize a seminar on `Post 2015 Development Framework: Ensure People’s Participation, Accountability and Human Rights’ to be held on 25 May 2015 from 10:00 am. To 2:00 pm. at the Press Club, Satkhira.

The seminar aims at addressing the issues around post 2015 drawing the position and recommendations of the Beyond 2015 engaging local stakeholders to further act on collectively. 

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the discussion on post 2015 development framework.

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