The Social Watch Report lunched

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Dhaka, 27 February 2012. Today ‘The Social Watch Report 2012’ has been launched in a program held in the Dhaka Reporters Unity. Unnayan Sumannay jointly with the Social Watch secretariat Bangladesh organized the program. Former advisor to the caretaker government Rasheda K Chowdhury was present as the Chief Guest, while Chief Moderator of Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) presented the Bangladesh part of the report.

In his presentation Rezaul Karim Chowdhury mentioned that, there is historical absence of long-term planning and sustainable development efforts, overpopulation are the main cause of environmental degradation and resource depletion. The report also stated that, the Dhaka city controls about 70% of the country’s money supply and attracts almost 60% of total investment.

The report places some specific recommendations for the sustainable development of Bangladesh i.e. International Court on Food Rights / Justice, new UN Charter and Body to take responsibility of Climate Forced Migrants, developed countries should provide green technology to LDCs free of cost and without IPR as they are historically responsible for climate damages or making the climate unsustainable, Govt. should take sustainable plan.

Rasheda K Chowdhury criticized the developed countries who have almost stopped Overseas Direct Aids (ODA) showing the excuse of financial crises. She alleged that, those countries are spending hundreds of billions of dollar to bail out different companies and countries. According to her, the amount they are spending could be enough to ensure primary education to all the children of the world.

Among others social rights activist Sanjib Drong and Unnayan Shamannay Project Coordinator Shaheen ul Alam were also present.

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