Dhaka, 28 April 2016: The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Dhaka and UNRC Office, with support of UNESCAP, launched the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 with an event held on 28 April 2016 at IDB Bhaban Conference Room, Dhaka.
With the theme of ‘Nurturing Productivity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable development’ the launch featured a presentation by Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) highlighting the global and domestic scenario of economic and social situation. Dr Shuvojit Banerjee, Economic Affairs Officer of ESCAP Bangkok presented the salient feature of the survey report in the regional perspectives. Robert D. Watkins, the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh presided over the launch event and delivered a statement on the survey. Continue reading
Dhaka, 7 April 2016: UNIC Dhaka jointly with Daffodil International University (DIU) commemorated the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda on 7 April at DIU auditorium. In expressing solidarity to the victims of Rwanda genocide, the programme began with candle lighting. The observance also included seminar, poetry recitation and a short play. The speakers called the societies to raise voice against the act of genocide. They cited the history of liberation war of Bangladesh and paid tribute to the national heroes who sacrificed their lives for motherland. Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Rahman, Chief Information Commissioner, Bangladesh spoke on the occasion as chief guest while VC of DIU Prof. Dr. Yusuf M. Islam presided over. Mahmud Hassan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, GoB and M. Moniruzzaman, OIC, UNIC Dhaka spoke as Continue reading
Dhaka, 26 November 2015: UNIC Dhaka and Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) jointly organized a day-long workshop under the banner of UN Library Network on 26 November 2015 at IUB Auditorium. A Key-note paper on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and COP21’ was delivered by M. Aminul Islam, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Development, UNDP Bangladesh. Another presentation on ‘Impact of ICT in library and information services’ was given by Dr. Mahady Hasan, Head of the Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, IUB. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Shahriar Khan, Professor and Dean of School of Engineering and Computer Science of IUB as chief guest while M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka moderated the workshop. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB also spoke on the occasion. A ‘Talk on SDG and Research4 Life’ was delivered by Dr. M. Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager and Head, ICDDR,B Library. Around forty library and information professionals from public, private, NGOs, academic and international institutions took part in the workshop.
- Dr. Shahriar Khan, Professor and Dean of School of Engineering and Computer Science, IUB. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
Dr. Shahriar Khan, Professor and Dean of School of Engineering and Computer Science, IUB. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
- M. Aminul Islam, Sr. Sustainable Development Advisor, UNDP Bangladesh. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
M. Aminul Islam, Sr. Sustainable Development Advisor, UNDP Bangladesh
- Presentation by Dr. Nazim Uddin. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
Presentation by Dr. Nazim Uddin. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
- Speech by UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
Speech by UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman
- Dr. Mahady Hasan, Head of Department of Computer Science, IUB. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
Dr. Mahady Hasan, Head of Department of Computer Science, IUB. Photo: UNIC Dhak
- Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB. Photo: UNIC Dhaka
Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB
In global launching of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2015, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Dhaka organized a round-table discussion with the participation of young representatives form eight universities to talk about eight millennium goals (MDGs) and post-2015 development agenda (SDGs). The development and governance activist Dr. Zahurul Alam spoke on the occasion as chief guest while Kazi Ali Reza, Director (communication) of Dhaka Ahsania Mission presided over. UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman moderated the round-table and shared the salient features of the report where there are significant improvements in various goals during the last fifteen years globally including Bangladesh. Continue reading
Dhaka, 8 June 2015: In commemoration of World Environment Day, UNIC Dhaka with the partnership of UN Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh organized a round-table seminar on 8 June 2015 at UNIC Meeting Room. Mr. Mahmud Hasan, Joint Secretary, MoLWA of Bangladesh Government graced the seminar as chief guest. The MDGs and post-2015 development agenda were main focus in the discussion. Key-note papers were presented by Aminul Islam, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Development of UNDP and Zaki Uz Zaman, Head of UNIDO in Bangladesh. Mamun Mia, President of UNYSAB and journalist Mohiuddin Kawsar took part in the discussion. The participants made a number of commitments to protect environment and to reduce carbon emission. UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman moderated the round table under the banner of UN 70th Anniversary and 2015: time for Global Action. The participants include government officials, media, UN agency officials, and university students who took part in Q/A session. An UN Video was screened and Bangla translated message of UN Secretary-General’s was distributed among the participants.
- Mr Mahmud Hasan, Joint Secretary, MoLWA, GOB
- Mr Aminul Islam, UNDP
- Mr Zaki Uz Zaman, UNIDO
Dhaka, 31 May 2015: In commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, an event was organized by Armed Forces Division, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on 31 May 2015. The deceased and injured Bangladeshi peacekeepers were honoured in the event. Sheikh Hasina, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh spoke on the occasion as chief guest and handed over the crest and gifts to the family members of deceased peacekeepers and to the injured peacekeepers. The Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, chiefs of three services, Foreign Secretary, acting chief of Police and senior military officials were in the podium during the ceremony. The UN Resident Coordinator Robert Watkins delivered introductory speech. More than 1,500 participants including Armed Forces, Police and Civil officials, Ministers, MPs, Academicians, civil society members, UN Country Team and diplomats participated in the event. A Peace Run was also organized in the morning with the participation of armed forces, MoFA and UN officials where Hon’ble Foreign Minister was chief guest and UN Resident Coordinator spoke as special guest. National dailies have published special supplement page. (photo credit: AFD).
- Group photograph
- Peace Run 2015
- Robert Watkins, UNRC in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 16 May 2015: In commemoration of the International Day of Families, UNIC Dhaka, Worldwide Family Love Movement (WWFLM), Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Dhrubotara Social and Cultural Organization jointly organized a seminar on 16 May 2015 at DAM Auditorium in Dhaka. Mr Md Tariqul Islam, Secretary of Ministry of Social Welfare spoke on the occasion as chief guest while Dr. M. Ehsanur Rahman the Executive Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission presided over. The special guests were the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Public Administration and UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman. Among others, Ms. Tajkera Khair, the Chairperson of WWFLM and Mr Amia Prapan Chakraborty, the Executive Director of Dhrubotara spoke on the occasion. In their speech, the speakers focused on contemporary issues of family life and the role of family members in building a peaceful society. The UN Secretary-General’s message on the Day was readout. More than 100 persons form diffecrent sectors attended the event.