Embracing SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Embracing SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG Lab-Bangladesh organized their fourth workshop jointly with the Department of Law, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology on 12th May, 2018. More than 50 law students of the university attended the day-long workshop titled, 'Embracing SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions'. Prof. Dr. Quazi Md. Mafizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, inaugurated the workshop with his warm salutations. Dr. Ahsanul Kabir, Vice Chairman of the Shanto Mariam Foundation, also adorned the session with his presence. Mahmud Hasan, Director General (Additional Secretary), Anti-corruption Commissioner, discussed on the terminological definition of the SDGs. He shared the background of the MDGs and the SDGs with the attendees. The Millennium Summit 2000 was the largest gathering of world leaders in history where United Nations Millennium Declaration was ratified by the world leaders, Mr. Hasan explained, following which the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established. After the negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda had begun, the agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted finally on 25th September, he said. Later on, Mahmudul Islam Moni, Senior Assistant Secretary at the BCS Administration Academy, talked on the Bangladesh perspective of developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. The relationship between corruption and economic growth was explained thereafter by Mohammad Hossain Bindu, Junior Researcher, University of Bonn. He introduced the sand, and the grease approach. Sekander Zulker Nayeen, Joint District Judge, Tangail, introduced his idea of three dimensions in access to justice for all. The participants were later tasked with solving a case in the group activity session. Their presentations on the identified and proposed solutions were followed by the discussion of the last keynote speaker, Shahed Aziz, Senior Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Aziz started his session with the history of global economic growth and gradually entered into the discussion on global institutions. He thinks that the goal of peace and stability, being the enabling goal to the rest, is arguably the most important one of all SDGs. Muhammad Nural Hoque, Head of the Department of Law, thanked the facilitators for organizing the workshop and the event drew to its closing after a certificate giving ceremony. This article was previously published in The Daily Observer on May 24, 2018: https://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=139302
 
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