Confce on Emerging Population Issues, SDGs held at DU

City Desk :
An international conference on ‘Emerging Population Issues and Sustainable Development Goals’ held at Dhaka University.  
Dhaka University (DU) Population Sciences department in cooperation with
UNFPA Bangladesh organise the conference from December 7 to 8 at university’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury senate Bhaban, said a press release.  
DU Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Muhammad Samad virtually attended the closing session as the chief guest with Chairman of DU Population Sciences department Dr Md Rabiul Haque.
While addressing, Dr Samad said globally emerging population issues like demographic transition, epidemiological transition, demographic dividend, internal and international migration and climate change have become important concerns among researchers, policymakers and development partners due to their diverse socioeconomic, environmental and demographic implications.
Addressing these core issues is significantly important to accelerate human development and achieving our Vision 2041 and SDGs by 2030, he added.  
This international conference has highlighted and explored different forms of emerging population and sustainable development goals related issues in the global context and Bangladesh, he furthered.
Samad said, “Now, we are living in the world of almost 7.8 billion
population where the world population is projected to reach 9.9 billion by
2050.This increasing trend of the human population is really a big challenge
to achieve SDGs ensuring quality life for all of us.”
However, Bangladesh is one of the promising countries towards attaining the
targets of SDGs on action to bring an end to hunger and reducing poverty, he
added.  
Mahbub-E-Elahi of UNFPA, Bangladesh addressed the ceremony as special guest while associate professor of Population Sciences department A H M Kishowar Hossain presents Rapporteur’s Report.