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  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    United Nations sets Bangladesh on a path towards disaster resilience

    In a national policy dialogue held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh highlighted the importance of treating climate change adaptations and disaster risk reduction through aligned national policies and spending.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Mainstreaming migration essential to Bangladesh’s development strategy

    A two-day long workshop on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies commenced today in the Marble Room at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka. The workshop is part of an SDC-supported IOM-UNDP joint global project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies,’ which is being implemented in Jamaica, Moldova, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    Regional workshop on effective development cooperation ends

    The three-day long Asia Workshop on the ‘Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: Links to the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ ended in Dhaka on Tuesday with a high note as the participating countries and Civil Society Organizations agreed on a specific set of recommendations called ‘RECCOMMENDATIONS from ASIA-PACIFIC’.

  • 25 Aug 2013
    International workshop on global partnerships for effective development and its links to Post-2015 development agenda commences

    A three-day long international workshop on the global partnership for effective development cooperation and its’ links to the Post-2015 development agenda was inaugurated at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon today.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    UNDP and UNESCO collaborate on pilot adult literacy programs in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

    Under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF), UNDP and UNESCO have initiated a collaboration to pilot an adult literacy program in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The pilot program is being implemented through three Hill Districts Councils (HDC).

  • 11 Apr 2013
    Bangladesh can go from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’ in achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015

    Bangladesh’s remarkable progress in achieving a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including the reduction of poverty, primary school enrolment and maternal health, could be the foundation for an exceptional performance across all indicators by 2015, speakers said at an MDG roundtable on Thursday.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    Bangladesh paves the way in climate financing sector

    The Bangladesh Forest Department, with the support of UNDP and FAO, held a national workshop at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, to share and discuss the progress of the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Readiness Roadmap in Bangladesh.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    1,000 Days left till Millennium Development Goals Deadline

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh are today observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 15 Mar 2013
    UNDP launches Human Development Report 2013

    Rapid human development progress in Bangladesh, India and other South Asian nations is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics. Hundreds of millions of people are rising out of poverty and billions more are poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, says the 2013 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday.

  • 29 Jan 2013
    Bangladesh Wins UNDP Award with poverty reduction story

    Bangladesh won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that highlights the success of the country’s poverty alleviation efforts, with a specific focus on the contributions that destitute women have made in the economic sphere.

  • 21 Jan 2013
    Nordic parliamentarians in Bangladesh to observe MDG performance

    A three-member Nordic parliamentarians group arrived in Bangladesh today to visit initiatives that bear witness to the remarkable strides the country has made in its development indicators, especially in the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 11 Jan 2013
    UNDP Complements the National Efforts to Minimize the Sufferings of Cold Wave Victims

    People across the country are enduring the severest cold wave in the last 45 years and may experience two more chilly spells in the current month. The mercury hit 45 year low on 10th Jan 2013, with the minimum temperature recorded at 3 degrees Celsius in Saidpur.

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

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

    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).

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 06 Jun 2012
    Green Development in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

    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.

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

    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.