The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 with the objective of producing a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges that facing our world. The SDGs replaced by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty.
On September 25th 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), known as “Transforming our world by 2030” to achieve a better future with a set of seventeen aspirational “Global Goals” of Sustainable Development”
Bangladesh has earned many international accolades for the achievements in MDGs. Bangladesh has incorporated priorities of SDGs in all her development policies. While embarking on the journey to implement the SDGs, Bangladesh has translated SDG vision at the highest political level, by formulating an actionable Perspective Plan (2010-2021) and two Five Year Plans (FYPs) associated with this. The Government has adopted “Whole of Society” approach to ensure wider participation of NGOs, development partners, private sector, media and CSOs in the process of formulation of the Action Plan and implementation of the SDGs.
Good Neighbors Bangladesh, a child centered organization is continuously further its effort to achieve SDGs and strengthen partnership with the global civil society. GNB has been working in Bangladesh since 1996 with the objective of improving lives of poor people, especially children through education, income generating activities, health services, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection, advocacy, network building, and disaster risk reduction.
The SDGs are unique in that they cover issues that affect all of us. Moreover, it is a commitment to end poverty, permanently, every where to build a more sustainable, safer, more prosperous planet for all humanity and making sure that no one is left behind.
As per GNB’s mission statement and organizational values GNB settle up the 3-years plan (2018-2020) based on the following SDGs.