Dhaka, Tuesday, 18 July 2017: In commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day, UNIC Dhaka jointly with ASA University Bangladesh organized a Discussion Seminar and Mandela Day Poster Exhibition on Nelson Mandela’ work, at the university auditorium. Mr. Mahmud Hassan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, GoB was the chief guest of the event while Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Helaluz-Zaman, VC-in-charge, ASA University presided over. Mr. Zahid Hossain, Human Rights Advisor of UNRC Office presented the key-note paper on Mandela’s life-long fight against racism and his sacrifice for the establishment of peace. National Information Officer of UNIC Dhaka delivered an introductory speech and read-out the UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Day. Students of ASA University took part in the open discussion and Q&A session. A Poster Exhibition was also organized at the beginning of the events. The UN Secretary General’s Message on the Day and Universal Declaration of Human Rights were distributed among all the participants.
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In commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, Bangladesh Armed Forces Division (AFD) and Office of the UN Resident Coordinator with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized a number of events to honour the fallen and injured peacekeepers on 29 May 2017. Mr. Abdul Hamid, Honourable President of Bangladesh spoke on the occasion as chief guest at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) and handed over crests to the injured peacekeepers, and family members of deceased peacekeepers who lost their lives for the cause of world peace and humanity. The UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Robert Watkins delivered a speech on Continue reading
Secretary-General António Guterres lays a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeeper, as part of the UN Headquarters observation of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017, Credit: UN Photo
The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. The Programme is sponsored annually since 1981 by the United Nations Department of Public Information. The fellowship is open to fulltime journalists between the age of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies.
Fellows will be invited to spend three weeks at UN Headquarters in New York to cover the 72nd General Assembly.
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Dhaka, 8 May 2017: UNIC Dhaka jointly with UNRC Office and UNESCAP launched the ESCAP Economic and Social Survey 2017 at IDB Conference Room, Dhaka.
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific. This flagship publication of ESCAP analyses economic conditions and selected development challenges, and suggests policies to sustain economic growth and to make it more inclusive. The 2017 edition of the Survey highlights the importance of better governance and effective fiscal management.
Official remarks were followed by a open discussion and questions and answers session. The panelist were Mr. Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Dr. Sudip Ranjan Basu, Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP, Bangkok and Dr. K.A.S. Murshid, Director General, BIDS. Event was well-attended, including government officials, Media, NGO representatives, women activists, youth leaders and civil society members. The event was conducted by M. Moniruzzaman, National Information Officer of UNIC Dhaka.
PLURAL + is a youth video festival focusing on the themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion, organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of many international partners, who support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide.
Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world too often characterize by intolerance and division, PLURAL+ invites young people to express their views and creativity in short videos.
PLURAL+ aims to support dialogue between young people from different cultures, and in the process, increase awareness and respect for diversity.
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