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  • 20 Jun 2013
    Making elections work

    90-year old Kiron Bala Talukdar is so frail that she can’t even move without assistance. Yet in the middle of June she decided to exercise her democratic right at the polling station. While age may have caught up with her body, her mind is still nimble and she proved that by voting in the recently concluded mayoral elections in Sylhet.

  • 15 Jun 2013
    Making elections work

    90-year old Kiron Bala Talukdar is so frail that she can’t even move without assistance. Yet last week she decided to exercise her democratic right at the polling station. While age may have caught up with her body, her mind is still nimble and she proved that by voting in the recently concluded mayoral elections in Sylhet.

  • 13 Jun 2013
    Norwegian Minister visits coastal afforestation site

    World Environment Day was observed on 5th June and the key message was, think before you eat and help save our environment.

  • 06 Jun 2013
    Norwegian minister lauds disaster-response volunteers

    In a four-day visit to Bangladesh, Norwegian Minister of International Development Mr. Heikki Eidsvoll Holmas met with Fire Service Urban Volunteers and lauded their efforts in saving people`s lives at the Rana Plaza tragedy in Savar.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    World Environment Day celebrated

    World Environment Day was observed on 5th June and the key message was, think before you eat and help save our environment.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    UNDP and UNESCO collaborate on pilot adult literacy programs in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

    Under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF), UNDP and UNESCO have initiated a collaboration to pilot an adult literacy program in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The pilot program is being implemented through three Hill Districts Councils (HDC).

  • 30 May 2013
    LCG subgroup meeting on CHT

    LCG Subgroup meeting on CHT was held on 21 May 2013. As before, the meeting was held with the aim to come to a common understanding and way forward for development partners to support HDC managed services in the CHT in line with the Peace Accord as well as broader areas of development and confidence building.

  • 23 May 2013
    Bangladesh showcases disaster risk reduction in Geneva

    On behalf of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Md. Munir Chowdhury, Head of the Government Delegations reaffirmed Bangladesh strong commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation at the 4th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDDR) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 16 May 2013
    CHTDF showcased in Europe Day Celebrations

    The CHT Development Facility took part in the Europe Day Celebrations last Thursday, 9th May 2013. CHTDF participated in the Europe Day exhibition along with various other projects funded by EU and its member states.

  • 15 May 2013
    Saving lives from landslides

    Over the last decade hundreds of people have died in landslides in Bangladesh, last year alone over 100 people perished in what could have been preventable tragedies. Ms. Anwara, Mr. Shahidullah and 57 other landslide volunteers around Bangladesh have taken it up upon themselves to reduce that number to zero and as it so often happens their work began in their own backyard.

  • 09 May 2013
    Brave men campaign starts

    The Brave Men Campaign involves young men, particularly the school going boys students aged between 12-15 to motivate them into taking action that would break men and boys silence on violence against women in the community.

  • 02 May 2013
    Heads of DFID and UNDP visit urban upgrading in Dhaka slum together

    Head of DFID mission in Bangladesh Sarah Cooke and UNDP Country Director Pauline Tamesis made a joint visit to a UPPR community on 28 April to observe and better understand the urban challenges the poor face in slums as well as UPPR’s integrated approach to address urban poverty.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Seventh International Conference on Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Closing

    Statement by Pauline Tamesis, Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Gambian National Disaster Management Agency visits CDMP

    As part of South-South cooperation initiative a team of high level dignitaries from Gambia National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) met Mohammad Abdul Qayyum, NPD, CDMPII and Tarik-ul-Islam, Assistant Country Director of UNDP with other CDMP professionals on 20th April 2013.

  • 11 Apr 2013
    Bangladesh can go from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’ in achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015

    Bangladesh’s remarkable progress in achieving a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including the reduction of poverty, primary school enrolment and maternal health, could be the foundation for an exceptional performance across all indicators by 2015, speakers said at an MDG roundtable on Thursday.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    Bangladesh paves the way in climate financing sector

    The Bangladesh Forest Department, with the support of UNDP and FAO, held a national workshop at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, to share and discuss the progress of the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Readiness Roadmap in Bangladesh.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    1,000 Days left till Millennium Development Goals Deadline

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh are today observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 16 Mar 2013
    Post-2015 agenda calls for sustainable and resilient cities

    Civil Society groups have identified the rise of extreme poverty and inequality in cities as a threat to achieving the goals of inclusive and sustainable urbanization.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    UNDP launches Human Development Report 2013

    Rapid human development progress in Bangladesh, India and other South Asian nations is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics. Hundreds of millions of people are rising out of poverty and billions more are poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, says the 2013 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday.

  • 29 Jan 2013
    Bangladesh Wins UNDP Award with poverty reduction story

    Bangladesh won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that highlights the success of the country’s poverty alleviation efforts, with a specific focus on the contributions that destitute women have made in the economic sphere.

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