UNDP, Unilever sign MoU to serve the Sustainable Development Goals

Feb 7, 2018

On February 06, the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh, Sudipto Mukerjee and the Finance Director of Unilever Bangladesh Zahidul Islam Malita signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint collaborations toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The MoU was signed at the UNDP Bangladesh country office, in presence of Kedar Lele, CEO & Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh, Shaila Khan, Assistant Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh and others.

Under this joint initiative, two sides agreed to facilitate cooperation focused around efforts to achieve SDG-1: No poverty, SDG-6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG-11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Attending the ceremony Sudipto Mukerjee said, “Through 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world is going to embrace a transformative journey, in which Private sector is one of the main partners. This MoU will inspire other private companies to join us in achieving all the targets by 2030

Kedar Lele, in his remarks said, “Bangladesh has always huge potential to unlock business through new markets. But to do so, Unilever also cares about the local context and challenges where it operates. Our business will benefit if we work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals."

Contact information

Md Abdul Quayyum, UNDP,Email-md.quayyum@undp.org cell-+8801715025551

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