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  • Launching of three Policy Reports by GED: Bangladesh faces ‘considerable’ data gap in monitoring SDGs Apr 27, 2017

    ‘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”.

  • New project launched to reduce climate vulnerabilities of coastal communities Mar 22, 2017

    ‘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”.

  • 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”.

  • 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.