UN Day 201622 Oct 2016
“24th October 2016 is celebrated every year as the United Nations (UN) Day. It is the day when we recognise the efforts and celebrate the achievements of the UN in establishing peace and security, supporting human and economic development, and advancing human rights around the world. It is also the day when we reflect on the challenges that still remain, and reaffirm our commitment to advocate for and promote a sustainable future for all. In September 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an aim to ensure that no one is left behind. In Bangladesh, the UN aims to work with the Government in the realisation of these 17 global Goals through three key thematic areas: People, Planet and Prosperity.
Through these thematic areas, the UN in Bangladesh will: ensure that all people have equal rights, access and opportunities; enhance environmental sustainability and resilience; and promote inclusive and shared economic growth. On this day, we share some of the aspirations of the people of Bangladesh and their hopes for an inclusive and sustainable future for themselves, their communities and country. On its 71st Anniversary, the UN in Bangladesh reaffirms its commitment to bring positive changes in the lives of the people of Bangladesh, particularly those who are the most vulnerable. We offer our continued assistance to the Government of Bangladesh in achieving the SDGs by 2030.”
– Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh
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A Bangla supplement page in Prothom Alo and an English supplement page in the Daily Star were published to celebrate 71st Anniversary of UN.