SDGs achievement relies on good governance: TIB

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Executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman on Wednesday said it is quite impossible to achieve sustainable development goal-16 (SDG-16) without ensuring good governance and tackling corruption.

“Political will is a must to control corruption and this commitment should be implemented because there’s no alternative to this,” he said while addressing a human chain programme.

Marking the International Youth Day 2017, the local chapter of the Berlin-based anti-graft agency arranged the programme in front of the Teachers Students Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University.

He further said the government earlier expressed its firm commitment to eradicate corruption by announcing its election manifesto, ratifying the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), and taking five-year plan and the National Integrity Strategy.

“These pledges must be implemented by the government and its high-ups in order to combat corruption and establish governance.”