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  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok Oct 24, 2016

    Bangkok, 24 October 2016 – More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • 210 Youth Applications to Make Bangladesh more Earthquake Resilient Oct 23, 2016

    UNDP is thrilled to announce that over 210 proposals were submitted for challenge funds on earthquake preparedness! With teams of at least 4 youth, over 900 young Bangladeshis have submitted their ideas to helping Bangladesh become more resilient to disasters.

  • South-South Cooperation: Making the Brick Industry More Environmentally Sustainable Oct 23, 2016

    UNDP and the House Building Research Institute (HBRI) held a joint policy dialogue about the transformation needed in the traditional brick sector, highlighting its significant contribution to air pollution, top soil loss (2840 million CFT/y) and CO2 emissions (11.59 million tons/y).

  • New UNDP Bangladesh Country Director due Sunday Oct 23, 2016

    Newly appointed UNDP Bangladesh Country Director Sudipto Mukerjee arrives Dhaka on Sunday.

  • The New Urban Agenda: What our cities can be Oct 20, 2016

    The future is urban and nowhere is that more true than in Bangladesh. If current rates of urbanisation continue, the country's urban population will double by 2035. Around the Bay of Bengal, a mega city would join Dhaka to Chittagong, creating one of the world's largest conglomerations.

  • New Jobs for Youth through Mobile Classroom Project Oct 9, 2016

    Dhaka, 9 October 2016 – As part of a pilot initiative, the Youth Employment through Skills (YES) programme has launched today a fundraising campaign with the aim to raise US$ 40,000 to teach young Bangladeshis the technical coding, communication and freelancing skills they need in order to start earning a living in the international digital freelance IT marketplace.

  • World Teachers’ Day and Teachers’ Conference-2016 Oct 4, 2016

    World Teachers’ Day 2016 will be observed by a2i Programme with Teachers’ Conference at BIAM Auditorium, Cox’s Bazar on 4th to 6th of October 2016.

  • Why Copenhagen Consensus is wrong on cash transfers Sep 29, 2016

    The think tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre is currently publishing a number of studies under its Bangladesh Priorities project, with the purpose of identifying the smartest solutions for the country, informed by Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) rating.

  • Statement by the UNDP Country Director a.i. on International Ozone Day Sep 29, 2016

    29 September 2016 (3.00-5.00 pm), Hoimanti Auditorium, Bangladesh Forest Department, Agargoan

  • Bangladesh public service innovations earn global plaudits Sep 20, 2016

    The Bangladesh government’s success in transforming the country’s public services through innovation and technology, earned global plaudits this week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.