last 2 nations to award abed : singapore, netherlands;
top 2 abed inspired education luminary/laureates searchers- hong hong billionnaire yidan; qatar first lady sheika moza also un special advocate
XUN21 feb 2021 UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a message read out by UN Resident Bangladesh Coordinator Mia Seppo said Abed’s contribution in poverty alleviation and sustainable development are sources of great inspiration for the UN.
“Sir Fazle Abed’s vision became Brac’s vision. He was against all forms of exploitation and discrimination. He was a strong advocate for women and through Brac he designed development models that placed women at the centre,”
Abed also understood that opportunity starts with the help of education, and Brac’s education model has been replicated around the world.
“For Bangladesh, in the 1970s diarrhoea was the biggest killer. Sir Fazle Abed helped the country make dramatic advances in overcoming the disease through highly effective national campaigns.
“Today the focus is shifting towards resilience in the face of climate change and humanitarian crises. Brac today is among the main responders to the Rohingya crisis. I know that Brac will continue to keep alive the vision of its founder.”
Guterres said the UN will stand with Brac in carrying forward Abed’s important work.
36 alumni networks for sustainability generation goal 5 100% livesmatter communities 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6; 4 livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 ref Safiqul Islam 3 last mile health services 3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 last mile nutrition 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 banking for all workers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 .
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