Synthesis Report Second National Conference on SDGs IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW (SIR) 2022
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and adopted in 2015 as a universal call to action to achieve peace and prosperity for all by 2030. According to the Brundtland Commission Report 1987, sustainable development has been defied as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The overall objective of sustainable development is the long-term stability of society, economy, and environment. It’s crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection to achieve the SDGs. The United Nations Member States are committed to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and this will only be possible through the integration and acknowledgment of social, economic, and environmental concerns throughout the decision-making process.
As part of a systematic follow-up and review of the implementation of Agenda 2030 at the national level, the General Economics Division (GED) of the Bangladesh Planning Commission in
collaboration with the Governance Innovations Unit (GIU) of Prime Minister’s Office organized a National Conference on SDGs Implementation Review (SIR) in 2018 for the fist time. The objective of the conference was to appraise the implementation status of SDGs. The fist SIR conference facilitated different sessions where Senior Officials from Ministries / Divisions, Development Partners, NGOs, and CSOs highlighted the actions already taken, identified challenges, and charted future courses of action. However, amidst the development of new challenges such as LDC graduation and the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Economics Division (GED) of the Bangladesh Planning Commission in collaboration with the Governance Innovations Unit (GIU) of Prime Minister’s Office organized the “Second National Conference on SDGs Implementation Review (SIR) 2022” on 16-18 May 2022 to critically assess the policy actions and activities taken in the last six years and further strengthen Bangladesh’s effort to attain SDGs at the national as well as local levels.