The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), “The Future We Want”. As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the government adopted a comprehensive response plan embracing health and socioeconomic recovery measures to control and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The VNR process of Bangladesh is led by the “SDGs Implementation and Review Committee” to integrate regarding the SDGs views of relevant stakeholders from central to the local levels. where each District and Sub-District is lagging behind with the following topic including reaching the target rate of neonatal mortality rate, family planning needs and reduction rates of poverty and hunger are on-track, enhanced budgetary allocation and gender parity in primary and secondary education.
But still there are some challenges that must be focused, brought out, conversed with resolutions and put out in the global advocacy. Connecting to this, SERAC Bangladesh along with CYOB organized a national consultation, “Youth or Nothing” on 13th July, 2020 to send the youth voices with some powerful messages to the UN headquarter along with the relevant government stakeholders regarding the country perspective and youth health demands.
Access the joint statement here-