Bangladesh joined the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), which was officially announced on September 23 at an event held in New York on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly.
Indonesia and South Africa also joined the forum along with Bangladesh. Other P4G partner countries are Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Vietnam.
In his speech marking Bangladesh’s inclusion into this prestigious global forum, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said P4G would provide much needed new and innovative approaches and business models for Bangladesh’s graduation from the least developed country’s category.
He highlighted the ensuing economic opportunities in Bangladesh, where P4G could play a pivotal role in creating the platform to provide access to technology, market, and sustainable finance including making available expertise, and best practices from the partner countries.
P4G was launched in 2018, with the ambition of becoming the world’s leading forum for developing concrete public-private partnerships on the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the foreign ministry said yesterday.
P4G brings together government, business and civil society organisations in innovative partnerships to advance solutions to help meet humanity’s greatest needs in five key areas: food and agriculture (SDG2), clean water and sanitation (SDG6), affordable clean energy (SDG7), sustainable cities (SDG11) and circular economy (SDG12).