Health Desk--17 April, 2019: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has sought collective efforts of the international community to save the planet from the adverse impact of the climate change.
The minister deplored the fact that Bangladesh had contributed nothing to the climate change, but this phenomenon is hugely impacting its development efforts.
The finance minister was addressing the general debate of the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) Forum on Financing for Development (FFD) at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.
The Finance Minister also urged the international community to revisit the policy to extend support measures to the graduating countries in the initial stages in order to help them to enjoy and maintain a smooth and sustained graduation.
He observed that Bangladesh could reduce the poverty level from 40 percent in 2006 to 21.4 percent in 2018 by adopting an inclusive and equitable development policy.
He urged the international community to come forward for finding a way out of the crisis.