Bangladesh is making its best efforts to accelerate action on SDGs while addressing the unprecedented health crisis, said Tarik Sujat, Bangladesh representative to the UNESCO Executive Board.
Bangladesh has adopted a 'whole of society' approach in realising the SDGs and ensuring a Covid-19 recovery that will 'leave no one behind', he said.
He was addressing the plenary debate of the 212th session of the UNESCO Executive Board held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Monday last, according to a press release received here on Sunday.
Mr Sujat cited the receipt of the prestigious "SDG Progress Award" by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as a testimony of Bangladesh's success in its continued efforts to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all.
He explained to the Board that Bangladesh recently has reopened the educational institutions following a guideline adopted by the Ministry of Education to maintain proper health protocols.
The 212th session of the UNESCO Executive Board started on October 6 and will continue till October 20, 2021.