Raising Young Voices Apr 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 achievements Mar 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
Connecting for Good, Connecting for AllSep 21, 2014On Sunday, 21 September Bangladesh hosted the annual Social Good Summit 2014 at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center where a vibrant dialogue took place on how technology, innovation and new media can be used to make the world a better place.
A winning partnership Sep 17, 2014The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) jointly organized a celebratory event to mark the 40th Anniversary of Bangladesh’s Membership to the United Nations. The event was held on Wednesday 17 September 2014, at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium, Dhaka.
Bangladesh continues to be a role model in MDG achievementSep 7, 2014MDG Bangladesh Progress Report 2013 launched
Indigenous Peoples Day 2014 CelebratedAug 9, 2014The International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated all over Bangladesh by the indigenous peoples and the civil society. The main event was held at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on August 9, 2014.
Bangladesh Moves Forward - Human Development Report 2014 released Jul 24, 2014For some officials in the government and development organisation sectors, the day was more auspicious as they were part of an elaborate launch of the ‘Human Development Report 2014’, jointly organised by the Economic Relations Division (ERD) and UNDP Bangladesh.
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- UN Resident Coordinator (RC) Robert Watkins recently visited the “Baro Bari” village of Dakkin Bedkashi Union of Koyra in Khulna district located in the southwest part of Bangladesh. Pauline Tamesis, Country Director of UNDP, Khurshid Alam, Assistant Country Director of UNDP and Sifayet Ullah , programme Analyst of UNDP accompanied him. The mission was facilitated by Ezabat Ullah, Field Coordinator Early Recovery Facility (ERF). During the visit the RC met with families from this vulnerable community who have received support from UNDP’s ERF project such as core family shelter and sanitary latrine, small pond for rainwater harvesting, capacity building training, facilities for safe drinking water through deep tube-well along with cash support for income generation activities. The beneficiaries told the visiting mission about their improved condition since receiving the support. Later, the team participated in a consultation meeting held at “Jurshing” village of Dakkin Bedkashi union. Around 40 villagers, mostly women joined the discussion. During the consultation meeting Mr. Watkins asked about the support from ERF after cyclone Aila. Every one expressed their satisfaction with ERF support. The villagers informed the UN mission that the embankment constructed by UNDP has been protecting the village from tidal surge. The villagers also informed that they are now more aware and knowledgeable as they received training from the project. So far the ERF project has trained 600 families on water-based livelihood management along with providing cash grant for 600 beneficiary families to initiate feasible/appropriate livelihood options at the Dakkin Bedkashi union of Koyra. 17 hours ago
- BBC's story says that UNDP Bangaldesh's Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project has helped more than 800,000 households to join roughly 2,500 community development committees, which are mostly led by women. 166,000 households are now accessing improved water sources while 143,000 households have new toilets. Over 90% of households report being satisfied with these improvements. More than 88,000 extremely poor women have been supported to set up their own businesses through small enterprise grants. 376,000 households now participate in savings and credit groups with more than $5m of savings and $3.7m worth of loans at the end of 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33308274 Thursday AT 03:25 AM
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