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UNDP and BGMEA to continue collaboration in SDGs reporting in RMG sector

A delegation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headed by Khurshid Alam, Assistant Resident Representative met with BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office today.

Figure: BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali and Director Abdullah Hil Rakib were also present at the meeting.

They discussed the overall sustainability agendas of BGMEA, including the continuation of the collaboration between BGMEA and UNDP in the area of SDGs reporting by garment factories to assess the private sector’s impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievements.

Earlier, UNDP and BGMEA in association with Principal Coordinator, SDG Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launched a report on Bangladesh National Priority Indicators and Sustainable Development Goals.

The report highlights the sustainability initiatives of 47 BGMEA member factories that conducted sustainability self-reporting translating their impact into the language of NPIs and SDGs.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan expressed his keen interest to continue the collaboration in terms of SDGs reporting in the RMG sector and scale up the initiative. They also had a discussion on developing a strategy for a disaster-resilient supply chain under National Resilience Program (NRP).

NRP is a partnership between the Bangladesh government, UNDP, UN Women, and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) that will provide strategic support to develop national capacity to keep pace with the changing nature of disasters.

BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali and Director Abdullah Hil Rakib were also present at the meeting. The UNDP delegation also included Sarder M Asaduzzaman, Head, Programme Management and Partnership Support; Arif Abdullah Khan, Programme Specialist – Disaster and Resilience; Linda Germanis, Private Sector Engagement Specialist.

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