UN agencies to maximise benefit of development support to CHTFeb 8, 2016“The United Nations is now one team with one vision and one programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The new programmatic framework is more than just a collection of programmes. It is a basis for comprehensive cooperation between UN agencies, development partners and the Government,” said Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at a meeting of UN agencies with other development partners today.
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.
Raising Young VoicesApr 16, 2015
Success through Coordination: Harmonizing Laws in the Chittagong Hill TractsApr 9, 2015In addition to its mountainous terrain and extensive ethnic diversity, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is unique to Bangladesh due to its complex layer of administrative arrangements.
UNDP supports Government of Bangladesh to showcase the country's achievementsMar 12, 2015The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
UNDP Assistant Secretary General lauds climate change resilience and urban poverty reduction efforts of BangladeshOct 26, 2014Visiting Assistant Secretary General and Director at the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of UNDP Mr Michael O’Neill commended Bangladeshi people’s resilience especially in adapting to climate change and fighting with urban poverty while visiting UNDP supported projects in Barguna and Dhaka.
UNDP observes Word Habitat DayOct 21, 2014