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UNDP to assess SDG alignment in RMG factories

An MoU signed with BGMEA

Recently BGMEA and UNDP have inked a deal with the aim to assess Sustainable Development Goals SDG alignment of the readymade garment factories of Bangladesh.

Initially, the initial project will include 50 factories and gradually scale up to cover the entire RMG industry.

Figure: The project will include 50 factories initially.

Shaila Khan, Assistant Resident Representative and Advisor at UNDP; Linda Germanis, Head of the United Nations Volunteers Program in Bangladesh; Rubana Huq, President, BGMEA; Directors Shehabudduza Chowdhury and Mohammad Abdul Momen, along with Vice President Moshiul Azam Shajal were present at the MoU signing.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global objectives adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and build a peaceful and prosperous world.

The 17 SDGs consist of 169 targets that layout universal action items to address a variety of global challenges such as poverty, hunger, health, education, global warming and gender equality over the next 15 years.

The SDGs recognize the need for strategies that foster economic development to address these challenges.

Since 1972, UNDP and its partners have helped Bangladesh make critical advances in the areas of governance, poverty reduction, climate change and disaster resilience.

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