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Bangladesh joins Global Coalition for Social Justice

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Published: 19:23, 14 June 2024

Bangladesh joins Global Coalition for Social Justice

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Bangladesh joined Global Coalition for Social Justice, which was established under the initiative of International Labour Organization (ILO), as the 73rd country on Thursday (13 June).

The government decision of joining at the first forum of the Coalition in Geneva was reached the Coalition Secretariat from Bangladesh Permanent Mission on Thursday, said a press release received here today.

The Coalition was established in November last year with the aim of contributing to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 declared by the United Nations by addressing gaps in global social justice and equity through strengthening multilateral cooperation and partnerships.

A total of 72 countries, including the USA, India, China, the UK, Spain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico, joined Global Coalition.  

Bangladesh as the 73rd country joined the important coalition on Thursday. Apart from governments, different labour organizations, owner organizations, private organizations, important international and regional organizations, universities and research institutions and some business intuitions are also partners of the coalition.   

The government's decision to join this coalition is a reflection of the current government's strong commitment to promoting fairness and social justice.

In June 2023, at the invitation of ILO Director General Gilbert F. Houngbo, heads of states and governments of different countries including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined “World of Work Summit-Social Justice for All” in Geneva.

In the summit, world leaders presented their own opinions about the framework of the coalition. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented her five-point recommendations on formation of the coalition.

On the basis of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recommendations and opinions of other world leaders, initially six priorities have been set for the coalition.

 Of them, facing inequality and discrimination, ensuring workers’ rights and dignity, sustainable business and decent employment are mentionable.