Human Rights Programme-UNDP supports Ethnic Youths to stand for achieving SDGs through Community Radio
Aug 24, 2017
Radio Naf 99.2 fm is broadcasting a sequel progarmme on the SDGs and the right of the Rakhine people. The first episode was broadcasted on 9 August 2017 coinciding the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.
Young people strengthen commitment to achieve SDGs
Aug 12, 2017
“At the moment, statistics show that approximately over 50 million people in Bangladesh are between the ages 15-35, which is around 40 per cent of the total population. This number of young and perspective people have massive potential to contribute as partners and leaders in development, innovation, and social change,” said Sudipto Mukerjee, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh Country Director, today during the celebration of the International Youth Day in Krishibid Institute in Dhaka.
UNDP and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry to boost Public Private Innovation
Aug 8, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a project which will facilitate larger involvement of the Private Sector in development initiatives while boosting corporate results and return on investment.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina praised "Climate Protection and Development: Budget Report, 2017-18" prepared by UNDP's IBFCR project
Jun 28, 2017
Within the Parliamentary general discussion session on 28 June 2017, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina praised Ministry of Finance for focusing on the prospective adverse effects of climate change in Bangladesh and giving a guideline for financing the projects against the threat
Training on Development Effectiveness
Jun 15, 2017
As a part of capacity development of government officials, Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project supported by UNDP organized a training session on Development Effectiveness on 15 June at NEC 2 conference room in Dhaka, with 35 participants, mainly officials from the Economic Relations Division (ERD).
ERD started dialogue with eminent persons with support from UNDP
Jun 4, 2017
Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Finance started dialogue with the eminent persons with the assistance of UNDP supported Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project.
Climate Protection and Development: Budget Report 2017-18
Jun 1, 2017
Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance, presented a report on ‘Climate Protection and Development: Budget Report, 2017-18’ while placing the National Budget for FY 2017-18 on 1st June 2017. Finance Division published this report with the assistance from a project “Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience (IBFCR)”, being implemented by the Finance Division with technical and financial support from UNDP and DFID
Launching of three Policy Reports by GED: Bangladesh faces ‘considerable’ data gap in monitoring SDGs
Apr 27, 2017
Bangladesh is facing a “considerable” data gap for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as data of less than one-third of the indicators are readily available while two-thirds are either partially available or not available at all, revealed a study report titled “Data Gap Analysis for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Bangladesh Perspective”.
New project launched to reduce climate vulnerabilities of coastal communities
Mar 22, 2017
Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The country is frequently subjected to cyclones, floods, and storm surges due to the adverse impact of climate change. Coastal mangroves are playing significant role in protecting the life and livelihoods of the millions of vulnerable coastal populations from climate induced extreme weather events. Through this project, over 650 ha of mangroves will be planted, 112 ha of Fish-Fruit-Forest model will be demonstrated and about 60,000 climate vulnerable poor people will be benefitted through diversified climate resilient livelihoods options in five highly climate vulnerable coastal districts
UNDP’s Rejoinder on Dhaka Tribune Story : How Bangladesh lost $67m in Climate Change Finance (January 31, 2017)
Feb 1, 2017
It is unfortunate that UNDP was not contacted by the Dhaka Tribune for comment or clarification before the story was published. Had we been contacted, we would have drawn your attention to the following inaccuracies in the story: