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Localise SDGs for inclusive dev

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UNB, Dhaka :
Speakers at a dialogue stressed the need for involving all, including the grassroots people, in the journey of attaining the core objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The dialogue jointly organised by Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Oxfam was held at a city hotel on Wednesday.
The dialogue titled "Let the grass root speak- localizing SDGs for inclusive development", was arranged as part of a joint endeavor of enhancing the participation of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in democratic governance in Bangladesh funded by  
the European Union.
Oxfam Country Director Dipankar Dutta in his welcome speech lauded significant progress of government towards reaching SDGs while mentioning that those cannot be achieved with the efforts of one institution alone.
"We cannot think about attaining the goals without involving global as well as local stakeholders. Localisation requires everyone to include in the journey towards SDGs," he added.
Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD, said formerly, Bangladesh performed well to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while it is yet to gain momentum to achieve SDGs.
Pointing out the core difference of MDGs and SDGs, she said "SDGs focus on the participation of everybody. If those for whom SDGs will materialise disapprove, all our efforts will be in vain."

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