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Social business conference of Dhaka cancelled



Lastnewsbd, 27th July, Dhaka: A Yunus Centre press release was issued on Wednesday to announce the cancellation of the high-profile gathering but it did not give any reason for the cancellation. United Nations assistant secretary-general Thomas Gass is among 200 international participants who have already arrived in Dhaka to join the conference which was scheduled to be inaugurated on Friday morning, according to the press release. Gass, responsible for implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals, was expected to be the keynote speaker at the conference. The press release added that roughly 2,000 people, among them about 400 foreigners from 50 countries, registered to participate in the conference. The two-day 7th international conference on social business scheduled to be held in Zirabo on the outskirts of Dhaka on 28-29 July has been cancelled.

Yunus Centre requested the guests and participants to cancel their plans to attend the conference. “We humbly apologise to the guests and participants, local and from around the world, who have spent their time and money to take part in this conference,” the centre said. However, some of the programmes of the conference will be livecast via the Yunus Centre facebook page. The online session will start at 10:30am Friday. Speakers of various sessions will go live through the facebook page, said the centre.

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