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  • Better deal for farmers in Bangladesh Sep 21, 2017

    Currently in Bangladesh, small farmers are not integrated with the local market and are not receiving fair prices. Over 75% of them live on less than $2 per day. By 2025, there will be 130 million of them if they do not have access to market.

  • 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.

  • Government of Bangladesh and UN agencies to launch National Resilience Programme Aug 21, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) today signed an agreement to jointly implement a gender responsive National Resilience Programme together with the Government of Bangladesh. Based on its strong history of supporting government in implementing disaster risk management programmes, UNDP will serve as convening agency for the joint programme.

  • 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.

  • UNDP and Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) to enhance the private sector’s strategic capacity for inclusive growth Jul 29, 2017

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the private sector’s strategic management and professional capacity for inclusive growth.

  • Bank Asia and UNDP innovate together for social safety net payments Jul 23, 2017

    In the continuous efforts to reach Bangladesh’s development goals within the Agenda 2030 and the 7th Five-Year Plan, involvement of all sectors, especially the private sector is essential,” said Sudipto Mukerjee, UNDP Bangladesh Country Director

  • For development of CHT over 31 million US dollars Jul 9, 2017

    The Government of Bangladesh reaffirmed its commitment to fully implement the Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Accord, 1997, by inaugurating a new project “Strengthening Inclusive Development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (SID-CHT)” that will be implemented with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with USAID and Danida. The new development project that will be implemented in the next five years is focusing on sustainable and inclusive development of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

  • News Update on Recent Disasters in CHT, June 2017 Jun 30, 2017

    The CHT has been severely hit by four consecutive disasters in the span of two weeks in June

  • 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

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