FILM | THIRTY MILLION

Thirty Million People. A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate. Find out why.

UZGP launches ‘Red Card Campaign’ to combat early marriage, sexual harassment

The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is going to launch a school-level “Red Card Campaign” on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, aimed at raising awareness among school students, teachers, guardians and community people to fight against early marriage and sexual harassment.

UNDP Bangladesh Set to Launch First Crowdfunding Campaign

Late last year, the Global Crowdfunding Academy was launched. The Academy is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia, UNDP Innovation Facility, and the UN Istanbul Regional Hub.

EVENT | Calling All Youth! Are you ready for a Challenge?

Do you want to make a big difference? Calling all the youth across Bangladesh to form teams and compete in the Bangladesh’s first earthquake innovation challenge.

BLOG | Building Resilience, Constructing Lives

Like every other day, Abdur Rashid and his family went to bed early knowing they would have to be up again in a few hours, ready for work. But as he fell asleep to the sloshing of the rain accompanied by the occasional rumbling of thunder, a strange feeling of unease played at the back of his mind.

Meet Our Partners, Meet the People

It’s easy to lose hope sometimes, especially in the world we live in today. A world where man kills man over God and a world where children turn terrorists to fight oppression, appears to be the world that generations have painstakingly chiseled away at to build over centuries.

BLOG | How to move on from disaster risk - literally

When threats loom, portable houses you can break down quickly, carry away and reassemble later offer a way to cut losses

BLOG | Cyclone Roanu is a reminder: we must focus on preventing crises, even as we respond to them

As leaders gather for the World Humanitarian Summit, we have an historic opportunity and renewed momentum to meet these global challenges by fundamentally changing how the world deals with crises.

NEWS | UNLEASHING INCLUSIVE BUSINESS: Toward SDG Implementation Bangladesh

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed the world to ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change by 2030.

EVENT | Linking youth with SDGs: Goal-16: Peace, Justice and strong institutions

Stride Bangladesh, an organization working to connect youth with the concept of sustainable development goals, in collaboration with United Nations Development Program Bangladesh

UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-Pacific in Bangladesh

New Regional Human Development Report offers innovative policies for maximizing the potential of population change

Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a row
Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a row

For the third consecutive year, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in information technology - the “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)” award – for innovative initiatives of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office supported by UNDP &...

National Cricket Team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is Appointed UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh

UNDP has appojnted Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh. Currently, Mr. Mortaza is the captain of Bangladesh national cricket team for One Day International and Twenty-20. He will work closely with UNDP to advocate for youth employment in Bangladesh towards the...

Fernando Carrera joins inter-ministerial workshop on SDG implementation

Fernando Carrera joined the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Member (Senior Secretary) General Economics Division and nine Secretaries in a special session on SDG implementation in Bangladesh.

UN agencies to maximise benefit of development support to CHT

“The United Nations is now one team with one vision and one programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The new programmatic framework is more than just a collection of programmes. It is a basis for comprehensive cooperation between UN agencies, development partners and the Government,” said Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at a meeting of UN agencies with other development partners today.

HDR Lead Author, Dr. Selim Jahan, Briefs Development Partners

Deepening globalization, technological revolutions, particularly the digital revolution, and the environmental challenges are driving the transformation of work today, providing unbound opportunities and profound challenges for the countries including Bangladesh, says the Human Development Report (HDR) 2015 published recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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New Study Predicts HFC Consumption in Bangladesh to Increase by 100 MT Per Year

The last decade’s steady economic growth of around 6 percent and the resulting increased buying capacity of the middle and lower-middle income class is likely to drive Bangladesh’s Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption to increase by 100 MT per year, predicts a new Department of Environment (DoE) study.

Key for a House, Key to some Dreams

They had spent weeks out there. They did not have any ‘house’ to go back to. Farida Yeasmin, a 19 year-old young mother, had just given birth to her third child when the flood of 2015, followed by Tropical Storm Komen, forced her and her family to move out of their makeshift home and onto the streets.

Re-writing the Future: Celebrating women leadership in the urban slums of Bangladesh

“I am very excited that the people trusted me with community leadership! I am now working for the poor to prove myself worthy of their trust. I am focusing on key challenges in my community, such as eliminating violence against women, preventing early marriages, supporting disabilities and promoting children’s education. I am also a member of the Women Development Committee and I believe that unity among women can turn all challenges into opportunities.”

 The claimant, Pabitra Bala and her son Nikhil Bala are very satisfied with the decision of the Village Court. It has allowed Nikhil to continue to contribute to the household
Access to justice for 27 million rural Bangladeshis

Pabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on her neighbor’s land and begging in the town.

Report on: Youth Interactive Session on Ending Violence Against Women

This report outlines the objectives and background, as well as summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the Youth Interactive Session on ending Violence Against Women held on 8 December, 2015 at the National Human Rights Commission, 13th Floor, Sahid Sangbadik Salin Parvin Sarak, Dhaka.

NEWS - Strengthening Multi-stakeholder Partnerships on Disaster Risk Reduction - UNDP supports workshop in China

On 30 November 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of Bangladesh supported a delegation to participate in part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II).

Queen Máxima, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) arrives on a three day visit

In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has arrived in Dhaka today (16 November) on a three-day visit to Bangladesh upon invitation of the Bangladeshi government.

EVENT - Sustainable Development Goals logos unveiled at Social Good Summit 2015

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals logos were launched in Bangladesh on Sunday, 20 September, during the Social Good Summit 2015 organised by UNDP at the NEC Auditorium of the Planning Commission.

NEWS - First “Bangladesh Resilience Dialogue” on Public Private Partnership to Protect Businesses from Climatic Disaster Risks opens in Dhaka

UNDP Bangladesh jointly with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) organized the “First Bangladesh Resilience Dialogue of Private Sector”. The Dialogue is a follow-up of the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction that was held in Japan in March 2015.

NEWS - UNDP Roundtable on Political Challenges and Sustainable Development

As part of the events commemorating the international day of non-violence, UNDP convened a stakeholder forum to discuss the early findings of research commissioned on the impact of political violence

"Fearless leadership from us all is needed" - UNDP Administrator on the adoption of the SDGs

Read UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Full Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals on 25th September.