Dhaka, Apr 13 : Governments in South Asia must ensure that vulnerable groups are not excluded from access to COVID-19 vaccines, said Amnesty International.
Immediate Assistance Must as Fire Devastates Rohingya Camp
Refugees International is deeply saddened by the devastating fire that has destroyed a large part of the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Global Joint Effort Must to Secure Equal Access to Vaccines
Recovering better will require concerted efforts to rebuild trust in the institutions of governance, with a renewed commitment to eliminating discrimination
Unified voice of Myanmar neighbours must for Rohingya return
Dhaka, Oct 18 – The United States has sought an equal role from Myanmar’s all neighbours with “broad and unified voice” so that Rohingyas can get the confidence back to return to their homeland without any fear of further deportation.
Positive politics must to remove crossfire, graft: Dr Kamal
Dhaka, Aug 29 – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged the country’s people to get united and engage in positive politics to get rid of extrajudicial killings, corruption and ensure good governance.
Corona test must for travellers in Dhaka not accepted abroad
Monowara Begum Moni If you want to travel abroad from Bangladesh you have to take a covid-19 test, it’s a new rule of the Bangladesh Government which has been implemented after a travel scandal during the corona pandemic.
‘New social contract, global deal must to tackle inequality’
Xinhua/UNB, July 19 – Noting that Covid-19 is a human tragedy, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a New Social Contract and a New Global Deal to address inequality across the world.
‘Transparent public finances must for resilient economy’
Dhaka, July 11 – Experts at a webinar on Saturday said Chartered Accountants (CAs) can play a vital role in economic recovery by taking particular care in their conduct and judgments as fair information, accountability, and transparent public finance are…
New contract must with nature to keep drought, deserts away
17 June 2020 – The UN Secretary-General has called for “a new contract for nature” to address ongoing global challenges connected to land degradation, such as forced migration, hunger and climate change.
‘Aggressive action must to mitigate faster climate change’
A recent global survey conducted by the Tällberg Foundation showed widespread enthusiasm for aggressive action to mitigate accelerating climate change.
Covid-19: Equitable access to tech, medical tools must- CSOs
Open letter to UNITAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states Civil society concerns regarding lack of governance mechanisms and binding commitments for equitable access and sharing of technology, knowledge and data, management and licensing of intellectual property…
Rohingya Camp Corona case nightmare dev: Urgent action must
The detection of the first coronavirus positive case in the Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh has been termed as a nightmare scenario and the government plus the UN and humanitarian agencies have been asked to take swift action to prevent…
Lockdown exit strategies must for economic recovery: Experts
Businessmen and policymakers have underscored the need for specific ‘lockdown exit strategies’ to keep the economy running in a sustainable way as Bangladesh enforces a general shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Students’ access to internet must for online classes: DU VC
Dhaka, May 09 – Although Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman stressed the need for taking online classes to recoup the losses caused by the suspension of academic activities for coronavirus outbreak, he also opined that internet access of all…
Positive info on social media must to remove COVID-19 stigma
DHAKA, May 02, 2020 (BSS) – Speakers at a virtual seminar here today called for spreading positive news on social platforms to remove fear and stigma associated with the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. The speakers made their remarks on live…
Providing loan, equity: EIB, national dev banks must act now
by Matthias Thiemann and Peter Volberding on 29th April 2020 @MatthiasThiema3 The European Investment Bank and national development banks provide a framework through which a European Recovery Fund could work quickly and effectively.
All-of-govt, whole-society involvement must to fight virus
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) – The Covid-19 pandemic is now widely considered more threatening than any other recent viral epidemic. Most believe that many more have been infected or…
‘HSBC must step up climate action stakeholder participation’
Oakland, CA – Tomorrow, HSBC will hold its Annual General Meeting. A London-based international bank, HSBC has closed the meeting to shareholders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will neither webcast the meeting nor allow shareholders to participate. Shareholders…
Prudent economic recovery plan must after virus scare: Experts
Dhaka, March 26 – As coronavirus has started taking its toll on the country’s economy alongside the public health, economists think the government needs to immediately work out a well-thought-out recovery plan and action programmes to tackle the toxic impact…
All must act together to slow spread of coronavirus: UN chief
UN Secretary General António Guterres has urged the global community to work together to slow the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 and look after each other.
Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes
by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust, 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a…
Foodgrains storage capacity should be 10m tons to ensure fair price
Dhaka, Dec 26 – The government should have to increase the storage capacity of cereals and other types of food grains up to 10 million tonnes to ensure fair price of rice by opening purchasing centres in area basis including…
‘We all must step up’ joint action on disability inclusion
8 December 2019 – SDGs – The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there remains a significant gap between these ambitions and the reality…
A just transition to agroecology must to climate action
Governments spend large public funds on corporations that expand global industrial livestock and feed production. The expansion in factory farms, and loss of smaller, independent producers, is largely responsible for the steady increase in U.S.-based agriculture-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Universal pension scheme after prior scrutiny and reform
Dhaka, Nov 06 – If a universal pension scheme is launched once, it is very difficult to reform or to revise it. So, the government should be very careful about its contents before introducing the scheme, Dr Zahid Hussain, lead…
10000 people a day must be freed to end slavery by 2030
Geneva, Sep 27 2019 (IPS) – “Six years after initiating my term as Special Rapporteur, it is sobering to say that the way to freedom from slavery remains long in spite of the legal abolition of slavery worldwide,” said UN…
World must force Myanmar to take Rohingyas back: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all the measures to force Myanmar to create conditions enabling the safe, dignified and voluntary return of Rohingyas to their place of origin.
Reconciliation must drive development
By Rémy Rioux Paris – In a profoundly volatile world riddled with fractures, the temptation to embrace a seemingly reassuring path of withdrawal or isolation may be strong. In fact, avoidance of potential hazards seems only natural. For lack of…
World leaders must not let down climate protesters
Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet…
Economic dev, democratisation must go together to attain SDGs
It’s time for Bangladesh to bravely tackle with drastic structural reforms, says outgoing Japanese AmbassadorHiroyasu Izumi Dhaka, Sept 17 – Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi on Tuesday hoped that Bangladesh will become a developed and prosperous country as…