http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter2014-04-22T16:07:21.619ZPress CenterAdobe CQSharing development ideas with the South email@example.comIn line with the inevitable global shift towards emerging South, Bangladesh has made a timely call for better sharing of ideas and Information on development successes among the Southern nations at the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership that ended in Mexico on Wednesday, April 16.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/17/sharing-development-ideas-with-the-south-2014-04-17T13:45:45.992Z2014-04-17T13:45:45.992Z2nd phase of Mainstreaming Migration Projectnoemail@noemail.orgkawser.mohammadThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, organised the launch of the 2nd phase of the ‘Global Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies' at the Hotel Purbani in Dhaka. The programme is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and jointly implemented by IOM-UNDP globally. http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/17/2nd-phase-of-mainstreaming-migration-project2014-04-17T14:01:50.261Z2014-04-17T14:01:50.261ZBook on social protection firstname.lastname@example.orgA launching ceremony of the book titled ‘Social Protection in Bangladesh: Building Effective Social Safety Nets and Ladders out of Poverty’ was held on April 16, 2014 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). The book launching event was organised jointly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), University Press Limited (UPL), Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), and Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/16/book-on-social-protection-launched2014-04-17T14:15:59.987Z2014-04-17T14:15:59.987ZDigital Buses on Dhaka email@example.comOn April 10, 2014, the Communications Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated 10 Digital Buses on BRTC’s Motijheel-Uttara route at the Farmgate Bus Stand. State Minister for Post, ICT and Telecommunications ministry, Junaid Ahmed Palak, was also present at the launching of the initiative that was implemented with the technical support of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office, funded by UNDP and USAID. http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/10/digital-buses-on-dhaka-streets2014-04-22T04:37:05.235Z2014-04-22T04:37:05.235Zhttp://firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Officers attending the BPATC 65th Senior Staff Course at Savar paid the UNDP Country Office a visit on April 10, 2014. The 45 day long 65th Senior Staff Course (SSC) began on March 23, 2014 with a total of 29 officials of which 27 are Joint Secretaries to the government while two officials are from the defence services of Bangladesh.
http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/10/http-www-bd-undp-org-content-bangladesh-en-home-presscenter-articles-2014-02-06-making-markets-formalin-free-2014-04-22T05:35:33.273Z2014-04-22T05:35:33.273ZUZGP, UPGP attracts hundreds at Gender Fair email@example.comHundreds of enthusiastic visitors including university teachers, students, government officials, gender and women development activists, members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and NGOs flocked to the stall jointly set up by Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) and Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) in a Gender Fair in Begum Rokeya University campus in Rangpur on April 8-10, 2014.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/10/uzgp-upgp-attracts-hundreds-at-gender-fair-2014-04-17T14:44:01.546Z2014-04-17T14:44:01.546ZRoad to education and firstname.lastname@example.orgUnlike previous years, Rina Begum, 36, a mother of three kids, is not very worried about sending her kids to schools during the upcoming rainy season.
The housewife from North Karuna village of Hosnabad Union under Betagi Upazila of Borguna district recalls, ‘Earlier, rainy season usually meant loss of school days. Rainfall during the four-month period made the roads connecting nearby villages to schools almost inaccessible. Children could hardly use these roads to get to school, leading to loss in school days.’http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/27/road-to-education-and-prosperity2014-04-22T06:45:53.769Z2014-04-22T06:45:53.769ZUNDP promotes better Court services through ICT email@example.comThe incorporation of ICT in Court system has significantly improved the overall service delivery at the Court. Due to the intervention of JUST, about 86 per cent of judges in the Court premises are now using ICT tools to prepare verdicts and provide inputs into cause list compared to just 20 per cent in 2012.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/13/undp-promotes-better-court-services-through-ict-tools2014-04-22T08:08:13.427Z2014-04-22T08:08:13.427ZWeaving a better future firstname.lastname@example.orgNazma Begum (40), a poor woman from Pirganj upazila in Bangladesh, is now sure that her children will not go hungry and can continue their schooling.
Earlier, struggling with sheer poverty, she was scrambling to find a work to maintain her six-member family, since her husband became bed-ridden due to a bone-related disease, two years ago.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/13/weaving-a-better-future-2014-04-22T06:10:42.584Z2014-04-22T06:10:42.584ZRoadmap necessary for further reforms in case email@example.comAs of January 31st, the number of criminal cases (criminal appeal, revision, miscellaneous and reference cases) pending in the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court was 179, 046. From this, 401 were death reference cases. According to the recent Judicial Baseline Survey conducted by Judicial Strengthening (JUST), the number is also high in the lower court. The survey further revealed that 56 per cent of the disputes faced by the Court users in Dhaka, Kishoreganj and Rangamati is related to criminal offences.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/22/roadmap-necessary-for-further-reforms-in-case-management2014-04-20T07:07:58.460Z2014-04-20T07:07:58.460Z Effective judicial reforms require hard firstname.lastname@example.orgA civil case was filed in a Dhaka Court on November 30, 1998. The case was finally disposed on January 30, 2011, 12 years and two months after 104 dates of appearance including dates for pre-trial, trial and post-trial due to the existing adversarial trial system in Bangladesh. In a recent baseline survey of UNDP’s Judicial Strengthening Project, it was revealed that on an average the civil case disposal duration is 5.3 years and for criminal case is 3.7 years. The land or property related cases constitute the majority of civil cases (40.7 per cent). http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/20/-effective-judicial-reforms-require-hard-facts2014-04-16T06:57:30.832Z2014-04-16T06:57:30.832ZOn the way to Human Development Televisionnoemail@noemail.orgkawser.mohammadHuman Development Television (HDTV) is an initiative of the UNDP supported Access to Information (a2i) programme for initiating television content targeting development outcomes, spanning the spectrum of skill development, public awareness and sensitization, learning (both child and adult) etc.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/17/on-the-way-to-human-development-television2014-04-20T05:32:14.867Z2014-04-20T05:32:14.867ZFrom messenger to human rights email@example.comFive years back, 15-year-old Rasel Hossain had to leave his studies to earn an income in Dhaka to support his family.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/from-messenger-to-human-rights-ambassador2014-04-20T06:38:44.761Z2014-04-20T06:38:44.761ZIdea Camp to take service at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo improve reach of service at people’s fingertips, Access to formation (a2i), Water Sanitation Project of World Bank and BASIS jointly arranged Idea Camp on February 8, 2014 at the BASIS Auditorium.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/08/idea-camp-to-take-service-at-fingertips2014-04-20T05:47:37.618Z2014-04-20T05:47:37.618ZMapping the way forward for South-Southnoemail@noemail.orgkawser.mohammadEver since the world came to recognize the inevitable rise of the once impoverished Asia and Latin America in the global trade and development setup, South-South has become a global buzzword. http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/06/mapping-the-way-forward-for-south-south2014-02-10T12:33:06.546Z2014-02-10T12:33:06.546ZMaking markets formalin-free email@example.comLipi Akter, 30, a mother of two kids, has adhered to an entirely modified motto for her family over the past few years: ‘No apple a day, keeps the doctor away’.
Akter explains, ‘I can’t give poison to my kids. I am depriving them of necessary protein, but as a mother, I would not tolerate my kids swallowing poisonous substance.’
Akter is one of many frustrated mothers who have changed their diet due to the illegal formalin use on vegetables and fruits in the kitchen markets. She says: ‘Besides apple or any kind of seasonal fruits, I am scared of vegetables and meat too.’
http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/06/making-markets-formalin-free-2014-04-22T05:09:59.622Z2014-04-22T05:09:59.622ZUZGP tackles upazila level firstname.lastname@example.orgManjuara Khatun’s nightmare started last year when her husband lost his legs in a sudden traffic road accident. The injury rendered him unable to work thus throwing her world upside down.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/16/uzgp-tackles-upazila-level-poverty2014-01-21T07:52:28.899Z2014-01-21T07:52:28.899ZDelivering health and saving email@example.comRemote areas report show disproportionately higher rates of maternal death than urban areas http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/09/delivering-health-and-saving-lives2014-01-12T04:56:20.037Z2014-01-12T04:56:20.037ZUNRC shares disaster management firstname.lastname@example.org“Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries of the world due to a combination of several factors such as the Himalayans and Climate Change induced unpredictable river flows from the northern side, rising Bay of Bengal and salinity intrusion from the southern side, extremely dense population, and 50 million people living in poverty and another 20-30 million people are just above the poverty,” said Mr. Neal Walker, the UN Resident Coordinator during his visit to CDMP on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was accompanied by Mr. Nick Beresford, CD a.i., UNDP; Mr. Tarik-ul-Islam, ACD, UNDP and Mr. Mohammad Sifayet Ullah, Programme Analyst, UNDP.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/31/unrc-shares-disaster-management-ideas2014-01-12T05:54:17.302Z2014-01-12T05:54:17.302Za2i unveils new email@example.comAt a casual program arranged on 30 December, 2013 at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Access to Information (a2i) Program unveiled a new logo. Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Project Director of a2i and Director General (Administration),Prime Minister’s Office handed over the check of BDT- 1 Lakh for the logo design competition to the winner Jahir Uddin Zummon.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/30/a2i-unveils-new-logo2014-01-12T05:13:49.936Z2014-01-12T05:13:49.936Z