New Study Predicts HFC Consumption in Bangladesh to Increase by 100 MT Per YearJan 11, 2016Dhaka, 11 January 2016: The last decade’s steady economic growth of around 6 percent and the resulting increased buying capacity of the middle and lower-middle income class is likely to drive Bangladesh’s Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption to increase by 100 MT per year, predicts a new Department of Environment (DoE) study.
HDR Lead Author, Dr. Selim Jahan, Briefs Development PartnersJan 11, 2016Dhaka, 11 January, 2016: Deepening globalization, technological revolutions, particularly the digital revolution, and the environmental challenges are driving the transformation of work today, providing unbound opportunities and profound challenges for the countries including Bangladesh, says the Human Development Report (HDR) 2015 published recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Access to justice for 27 million rural BangladeshisDec 30, 2015Pabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on her neighbor’s land and begging in the town.
Report on: Youth Interactive Session on Ending Violence Against WomenDec 8, 2015This report outlines the objectives and background, as well as summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the Youth Interactive Session on ending Violence Against Women held on 8 December, 2015 at the National Human Rights Commission, 13th Floor, Sahid Sangbadik Salin Parvin Sarak, Dhaka.
Inter-Ministerial Consultation Workshop on Integration of SDGs into the 7th FYP Plan opensDec 5, 2015General Economics Division (GED) in collaboration with the Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning (SSIP) Project organized a three-day long Inter- ministerial Consultation Workshop on integration of SDGs into the 7th Five Year Plan inaugurated on 4 December at CoxBazar.
Strengthening Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction : UK, Bangladesh, Nepal and China discussing community based disaster risk reduction in ChengduDec 1, 2015On 30 November 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of Bangladesh supported a delegation to participate in part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II).
Queen Máxima, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) arrives on a three day visit to BangladeshNov 16, 2015In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has arrived in Dhaka today (16 November) on a three-day visit to Bangladesh upon invitation of the Bangladeshi government.
ঢাকায় আসছেন জাতিসংঘ উন্নয়ন গ্রুপ এর চেয়ারম্যান ও ইউএনডিপির এশিয়াপ্যাসিফিক অঞ্ছলের পরিচালক হাওলিয়াং জুNov 14, 2015জাতিসংঘ উন্নয়ন গ্রুপ এর চেয়ারম্যান ও ইউএনডিপির এশিয়াপ্যাসিফিক অঞ্ছলের পরিচালক হাওলিয়াং জু পাঁচ দিনের এক সফরে আগামী কাল (১৫ নভেম্বর) বাংলাদেশে আসছেন। বাংলাদেশে এটি তার দ্বিতীয় সফর।
Chairman of United Nations Development Group (Asia-Pacific) and UNDP Regional Director Haoliang Xu Arrives in DhakaNov 14, 2015Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka tomorrow (15 November 2015) on a five-day visit to Bangladesh. This is Mr Xu’s second visit to Bangladesh.
Government approved the 7th Five Year Plan aiming at empowering pepopleOct 20, 2015Government approved 7th Five Year Plan (2016-20) aiming to empower people by creating employment and skill development opportunities, supplying credit for SME development and many other ways for people to be more productive. Along with growth, the 7th Plan will emphasize social protection, urban transition and a sustainable development pathway resilient to disaster and climate change.