“Water is a critical element in our pursuit of eradication of poverty and realization of sustainable development goals. Bangladesh values water as a right, and as a tool to ensure human dignity. A considerable section of humankind is still denied access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and this situation is being compounded by several factors including climate change and pollution.”

Country statement at the General Assembly on World Water Day, during the High Level Event for the Formal Launch of the International Decade for Action: “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018