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  • 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.

  • UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific Sep 8, 2016

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.

  • UZGP launches ‘Red Card Campaign’ to combat early marriage, sexual harassment Sep 5, 2016

    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.

  • Bangladesh government officially launched the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme Aug 3, 2016

    On 3rd August 2016, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), in rally with its development partners- UNDP Bangladesh and FAO Bangladesh, officially launched the Bangladesh National Programme of the United Nations Collaborative Programme on REDD+ in developing countries

  • Chittagong labour court gets workers’ legal aid cell Aug 1, 2016

    A legal aid cell has been established at Chittagong Labour Court recently by National Legal Aid Services Organisation (NLASO) of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs with the technical support from UNDP Bangladesh under its Women’s Access to Justice Project.