• Village Courts project continues in 1,080 unions thanks to the partnership between the European Union and GoB Apr 26, 2017

    Success of the Activating Village Courts project, which in the previous seven years provided access to justice to over seven (7) million people mainly in rural areas, have led to an increased interest of the domestic and international public and the continuation of the partnership between the Government of Bangladesh, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The European Union finances with close to 40 million Euros, as said at an event today in Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, for the two phases of the Village Courts project implemented throughout the country, including the three districts in the CHT. The Government of Bangladesh is providing additional USD 5 million for the project to ensure access to justice to the most vulnerable and poor.

  • Bangladesh Improves in Human Development Index Apr 26, 2017

    Bangladesh moved up three spots and ranked 139th out of 188 countries in Global Human Development Index (HDI) 2015, says the Human Development Report (HDR) 2016 launched today (Wednesday, 5 April 2017) at NEC Conference Room, Planning Commission in Dhaka. As per HDR 2015, Bangladesh’s position was 142nd out of 188 countries.

  • World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report Apr 26, 2017
  • New project launched to reduce climate vulnerabilities of coastal communities Mar 22, 2017

    Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The country is frequently subjected to cyclones, floods, and storm surges due to the adverse impact of climate change. Coastal mangroves are playing significant role in protecting the life and livelihoods of the millions of vulnerable coastal populations from climate induced extreme weather events.  Through this project, over 650 ha of mangroves will be planted, 112 ha of Fish-Fruit-Forest model will be demonstrated and about 60,000 climate vulnerable poor people will be benefitted through diversified climate resilient livelihoods options in five highly climate vulnerable coastal districts 

  • Human rights based approach to be at the center of all development initiatives: Human Rights Day 2016 observed Dec 12, 2016

    ‘Human Rights Day’ – a day when it believed to belong justifiably to every person on this earth. This day is observed every year on 10 December. This year’s theme of Human Rights Day was– “Stand up for someone's rights today”.

  • 'Stand up for someone's rights today': Human Rights Day 2016 Dec 10, 2016

    ‘Human Rights Day’ – a day when it believed to belong justifiably to every person on this earth. This day is observed every year on 10 December. This year’s theme of Human Rights Day is – “Stand up for someone's rights today”.

  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok Oct 24, 2016

    Bangkok, 24 October 2016 – More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • New Jobs for Youth through Mobile Classroom Project Oct 9, 2016

    Dhaka, 9 October 2016 – As part of a pilot initiative, the Youth Employment through Skills (YES) programme has launched today a fundraising campaign with the aim to raise US$ 40,000 to teach young Bangladeshis the technical coding, communication and freelancing skills they need in order to start earning a living in the international digital freelance IT marketplace.

  • UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific Sep 8, 2016

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.

  • Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Disaster Reduction and Relief Jun 28, 2016

    UK, Bangladesh, Nepal and China discussing community based disaster risk reduction in Chengdu

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