A high-level side event titled ‘SDG Implementation, Financing and Monitoring, and Sharing Innovations through South-South and Triangular Cooperation’ was held on 20 September 2017 in UN Headquarters, New York, organized by Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in partnership with UNDP and UN-OSSC (UN Office on South-South Cooperation). Along with the opening statement of H. E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; H. E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia; H. E. Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath, Prime Minister of Curacao, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and H.E. Mr. Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal also gave their statements.
H.E. Sheikh Hasina launched the SDG Tracker (www.sdg.gov.bd) and Bangladesh-UNOSSC joint publication on “South-South in Action: Citizen-friendly Public Service Innovation in Bangladesh”.
Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh made the welcome remarks and Mr. Jorge Chediek, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on South-South Cooperation and Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation concluded the session. A high level panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator (SDG Affairs), Government of Bangladesh.
The event was designed to make progress towards actualizing the South-South Network for Public Service Innovations proposed by the PM in last year’s UNGA side-event. Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, the Government of Bangladesh gave a presentation on Bangladesh’s South-South Cooperation and SDG Tracker.