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  • Bangladesh Mission by Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs (6-9 December 2012) Dec 9, 2012

    Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, visited Bangladesh from 6 to 9 December 2012 at the request of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was accompanied by Mr. Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Mr. Craig Jenness, Director of the Electoral Assistance Division, and Mr. Hitoki Den, Team Leader for South Asia in the Asia and the Pacific Division, of the Department of Political Affairs.

  • Rising Urban Poverty and Inequality Hindering Asian Cities Ability to Tackle Climate Change Oct 29, 2012

    Asia’s cities are central to the world’s battle against climate change. With the dual challenges of supporting the urban poor to adapt and reduce emissions, cities hold the keys to a sustainable and inclusive future. This was the message from a meeting of Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

  • Youth in Bangladesh contribute to developing their communities for the achievement of national development Aug 11, 2012

    Today a dialogue with youth was held at the University of Dhaka to celebrate the International Youth Day and to commemorate the millions of youth in Bangladesh contributing for a better future. This year’s theme, Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth, comes after the Rio+20 Conference, where the role of youth in peace and development activities was strongly acknowledged and considered paramount in the post-2015 agenda.

  • Bangladesh’s ‘green brick’ efforts get global recognition Jun 21, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Efforts by Bangladesh to introduce green technology in the brick industry, the country’s largest stationary source of greenhouse gas emissions, are getting global recognition at the Rio+20 Summit which kicked off in Brazil on Wednesday.

  • Green Development in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities Jun 6, 2012

    While the upcoming Rio+20 summit is expected to guide future development discourse, countries like Bangladesh need to define their own green development process that will not hinder economic growth, compromise poverty reduction objectives and will conserve natural resources for environmental sustainability, said speakers during an open discussion session on “Green Development in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities”. The event was jointly organized by the Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Conference Hall, Forest Department, Ban Bhaban, Agargaon.

  • USD 24 Million e-Service Project to Help Increase Transparency and Improve Governance Jun 3, 2012

    The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement to implement a project titled ‘Access to Information II : E-Service Delivery for Transparency and Responsiveness’. This project is a follow-up to the erstwhile A2I project which ended in June, 2011.

  • National Judicial Workshop on Potential of ICT in Case Management and Court Administration May 18, 2012

    A two day National Judicial Workshop on Potential of ICT in Case Management and Court Administration was held on 18-19 May 2012 at Supreme Court Auditorium jointly organized by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and UNDP Bangladesh targeting the judges of Supreme Court and Dhaka Court.

  • Int’l gathering of lawmakers identifies climate change as ‘greatest threat’ Mar 16, 2012

    Parliamentarians from over twenty nations unanimously identified global climate change as the greatest threat to the lives, livelihoods and welfare of their constituents, and the eco-systems that sustain them, through a unanimous declaration in Dhaka on Friday.

  • Global Forum in Istanbul to focus on action agenda for UN “Rio + 20” Sustainable Development summit Mar 14, 2012

    Leaders from governments, international organizations, think tanks and corporations to examine solutions for global sustainability and inequality challenges, and policy choices for a better future in first UNDP Global Forum on Human Development

  • International gathering opens in Dhaka with call for lawmakers to play greater role in tackling climate change Mar 14, 2012

    An international conference of parliamentarians from over 20 countries opened in Dhaka on Tuesday, with participants calling for elected representatives to play a greater role in combating the impacts of climate change at national and international levels.