Bangladesh to place proposal on post-2015 dev agenda in Sept

400 dignitaries invited to attend
DHAKA : Bangladesh will place its proposal to the United Nations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September prioritising a couple of issues, including eradicating poverty and reducing inequality, as the world is now getting closer to the terminal year of 2015 for the Millennium Develop-ment Goals (MDGs), reports UNB.
Like many other countries and regional forums, Bangladesh has been preparing a proposal for the Post-2015 Development Agenda (P2015DA) and it will be placed before the United Nations in September this year in a special session, officials said.
A national consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be held here on June 2 where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be present at the inaugural session. Ministers, advisers, high officials and civil society representatives and media members will also attend the national consultation.
During the daylong high-level conference, titled ‘National Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda’, some 400 dignitaries were invited to attend and discuss the agenda for finalisation.
Talking to UNB, General Economics Division (GED) Member of the Planning Commission Prof Shamsul Alam said in this proposed P2015DA, attention has been given to the goals and targets conforming to the needs of the LDCs, LLDCs (Landlocked Least Developed Countries) and SIDs (Small Island Developing States) countries along with the stated responsibilities of the developed countries.