img 1Civil society organizations in Bangladesh observed Global Day of Action on SDGs marking the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations on 25 September in 2015. CSOs raised demands to the Government conducting `Stand Up for SDGs Programme'. on 25 September 2018 in front of Bangladesh National Parliament bhaban in Dhaka. The programme was organized by the national and local NGOs including SUPRO, VOICE, NRDS, SETU, Shodesh, SDS, YPSA through networking and partnership with CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), Together 2030, Reality of Aid, Asian Development Alliance (ADA), NGO Forum on ADB and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). 

The civil society organizers and the activists including women rights activists stood in the avenue displaying banners and festoons raising the demands to realize the commitments given by the government to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). They demanded to ensure human rights for all, reduce the inequality between and amount rich and poor, men and female, urban and rural, ensure social rights and inclusive governance, ensure environmental sustainability, and ensure peoples’ right to education and health for all leaving no one behind to achieve SDGs. They also urged to the government to formulate an all inclusive National Committee including CSOs, private sectors, disadvantaged communities including youth and women. 

Among others, Abdul Quader from SUPRO, Ahmed Swapan Mahmud from VOICE, Monju Rani Pramanik from Shoroney, Madhab Chandra Dutta from Shodesh, Abdus Salam from PPS, Firoza Begum from Bachte Shekho Nari, Zannat Munira from Darpan, Masum Joyanal from SUS attended the Stand UP for SDGs programme.

Organizers also urged to form a real partnership including all sects of society to realize the goals of sustainable development and demeaned to institutionalize monitoring and review process to measure the development effectiveness.