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Environmental impacts of Rohingya influx: A multifaceted problem requires multifaceted responses

A report published highlights the critical impacts of one of the world’s biggest refugee influx on the environment of Cox’s Bazar and recommends measures for mitigation, restoration and conservation.  

Germany to support UNDP and UN Women efforts for community stabilization and resilience in Cox’s Bazar

This is the first time the Federal Foreign Office grant is being utilised for any project in Bangladesh  

MPs role vital to implement SDGs

Inclusion is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the role of the Members of Parliament is the key to ensure that no one is left behind  

Government, UNDP joint initiative to strengthen local government for achieving SDGs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Bangladesh jointly launched ‘Efficient and Accountable Local Governance (EALG)  

UNDP and Citi Foundation honour youth-led social enterprises for achieving SDGs

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation awarded three top performing social-enterprises led by young people  

Innovation is the key to tackle climate change

Innovation to face the adverse impact of climate change in every steps in the coastal region has become necessary as Bangladesh is en route to becoming a middle income country.  

Speakers call for accelerating passage of indigenous rights law

The high level policy dialogue focused on lands rights and constitutional recognition of Adivasis in Bangladesh.  

Recycling and alternative of plastic products stressed to beat plastic pollution

Bangladesh was ranked among top 10 plastic polluted countries due to poor waste management. Plastic comprises 8 percent of the country's waste generated every year, weighing some 800,000 tonnes.  

Diversified mangrove plantation to save vulnerable coastal communities

Over 1,76,000 mangroves seedlings of 10 diversified species have been planted and raised over the last year in 10 different forest ranges in a bid to increase natural protection of coastal residents…  

New dreams come true for 4,464 poor women

A recent survey by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, has uncovered how 4,464 women, living in two of the most marginalised areas of the country, have changed their lives for the better  

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