Dhaka, 11 December 2016: The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mr. Robert D. Watkins hosted a Breakfast Meeting with Under-Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Wu Hongbo who is representing the Secretary-General at the 9th Session of Global Forum for Migration and Development, a number of key UN Dignitaries and Senior Officials attending GFMD, and the UN Country Team in Bangladesh. Director General of IOM Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General of ILO Mr. Guy Ryder, Senior Adviser to Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration Mr. Francois Fouinat, Senior Adviser on Migration and Development of UNDP Ms. Irena Vojackova-Sollarano, Regional Director of IOM Dr. Nenette Motus, Regional Director of UNICEF Ms. Jean Gough, Regional Director of ILO Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto, UNSG’s Former Special adviser Ms Karen AbuZayd were among Continue reading
Dhaka, 10 December 2016: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Dhaka and Daffodil International University (DIU) jointly commemorated the Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016 through elaborate programme. To mark the Day, based on the theme ‘Stand up for someone’s right today’ a seminar, poetry reading session and a drama were staged at DIU Auditorium. Mr. Kazi Reazul Hoque, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest and Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil Family was present as the special guest. Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the programme. UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman Continue reading
Dhaka, 29 October 2016: In celebration of UN Day, a symposium was organized by UN Association of Bangladesh at CIRDAP Auditorium on 29 October 2016. Mr. Kamrul Ahsan, Additional Foreign Secretary (Bilateral and Consular) graced the occassion as chief guest and Ms. Argentina Matavel Piccin, the UN Resident Coordinator, a.i in Bangladesh spoke as guest of honour. The key-note paper was presented by eminent historian Prof. Syed Anwar Hossain while the President of UNAB Justice Kazi Ebadul Hoque presided over the function. The Bangla translated version of UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Day was read-out by UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman and it was distributed among the participants. Hon’ble Former Speaker of Bangladesh National Parliament Col. (retd.) Shawkat Ali, MP was present in the seminar. The government officials, members of civil societies and NGOs, youth representatives and academicians participated in the symposium. The speakers focused on the history of the United Nations and urged the stakeholders to come forward to ensure peace and development as well as to work for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – SDGs. UNAB Secretary-General Porf Syed Mohammad Shahed moderated the session.
Dhaka, 29 October 2016: In observance of United Nations Day, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Dhaka University Model United Nations Association (DUMUNA) and UN Youth and Student Association of Bangladdesh (UNYSAB) organized a a day-long workshop and Seminar at Dhaka University RC Majumber Hall on 29 September 2016. More than two hundred students from different educational institutions took part in the workshop and seminar. M. Moniruzzaman, UNIC Officer-in-Charge presented the key-note paper and Ms. Mosammat Shahanara Monica, Director (UN), Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke in the seminar as a special guest. Professor Dalem Chandra Barman, Former Vice Chancellor of ASA University and Dr Delwar Hossain, Professor of Dept of International Relations, Dhaka University and Kazi Ali Reza, Director (Communication), Dhaka Ahsania Mission spoke on the ocassion as resource persons. UNYSAB President Mamun Mia and DUMUNA President Wahid Siddique were also present in the seminar. The various procedures of Model UN Conference were discussed in the workshop while the importance and relevance of United Nations Day were focused in the seminar. A photo exhibition was also opened during the sessions. The copies of UN Secretary-General Message on the Day were distributed among all the participants.
In observance of United Nations Day, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Dhakabashi Organization, LIFE and National Federation of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh (NFYOB) organized a Children Art Contest and Rally at Hazaribagh Part Community Centre on 24 October 2016. The Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka Professor Dr. Akteruzzaman was spoke on the occasion as chief guest while UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman spoke as special guest. The President of Dhakabashi Organization Sukur Salek presided over the programme. More thans one hundred children from different schools took part in the art contest. The winners of the art contest were provided with prizes and UN souvenir. The local community social workers and youth representatives participated in the programme.
Chittagong, Thursday, 6 October 2016: UNIC Dhaka with the cooperation of Chittagong Press Club and Nippon Academy organized a seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Chittagong Press Club auditorium on 6 October 2016. The seminar was organized as a part of divisional level SDGs campaign and public engagement initiative to sensitize the implementation of 17 goals by the year 2030, where Government of Bangladesh has been a key actor. The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development was adopted by the UN member countries at United Nations in New York in September 2015. During the seminar UNIC Officer-in-Charge delivered a presentation on SDGs elaborating 17 development goals and their relevance in Bangladesh. Quoting UN Secretary-General “no one will left behind” the UNIC official said, United Nations has been closely supporting Government of Bangladesh Continue reading
Chittagong, Wednesday, 5 October 2016: Aiming to engage young people in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Chittagong Independent University (CIU) organized a seminar on Sustainable Development Goals at CIU conference room on 5 October 2016. The key-note paper was presented by M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka. Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong Independent University spoke on the occasion as chief guest while Muhammad Nurul Islam, Founder of Nippon Academy and Honorary Consul-General of Japan was special guest. The UNIC OIC in his deliberation highlighted on the 17 sustainable development goals and 169 associated targets which were adopted by UN members countries in September 2015. Faculties, officials and students took part in the question/answer during open discussion. A video on UN humanitarian activities was screened before the audience. Each of the students was provided with UN publications including SDGs Bangla postcards.
Rajshahi, Thursday, 29 September 2016: With the partnership of UNIC Dhaka, UN Youth and Student Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) organized a four-day long Model UN Conference 2016 in Rajshahi University during 29 Sep to 2 Oct 2016. More than 300 delegates from different educational institutions took part in the UN simulation. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Md Mizanur Rahman, Associate Professor and Student Adviser of Rajshahi University, M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka and former Student Adviser Prof Md. Sadequl Arephin Matin while UNYSAB President Mamun Mia chaired the session. UNIC Officer-in-Charge has urged the young leaders to come forward to play their role in achieving SDGs, he said, the youth leaders have the opportunity to contribute in building nations. Continue reading