In observance of International Day of Peace, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Dhakabashi organization and National Federation of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh (NFYOB) organized a Children Art Contest and Rally respectively at Hazaribagh Community Centre and Hazaribagh Park area on 21 September 2017. The events were focused on theme of peace day – ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All’. President of Dhakabashi organization, local community leaders and Head of UNIC Dhaka spoke on the occassion and emphasied on establishment of peace in the current international situation, especially refugee and migrant issues and Rohinga influx into Bangladesh. Prizes were awarded by UNIC Dhaka among winners of art contest from Mars Laboratory School, Bangladesh Cadet School, Rifles Public School. Later a rally was organized with the participation of students and community leaders.
Dhaka, 27 January 2016: In observance of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, UNIC Dhaka organized a discussion seminar and poster exhibition at UNIC office on 27 January 2016. The students of Dhaka University and ASA University took part in the events and expressed their solidarity for the holocaust victims during Second World War. The poster exhibition was launched by Mika Kanervavuori, Human Rights Advisor, UNRC Office, who spoke on the occasion as chief guest. UNIC officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman moderated the session. The discussants were Dr. Sayma Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Dhaka University, Abu Hena Mustofa Kamal, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, ASA University. The speakers said that any kind of genocide is deplorable, the painful days of Bangladesh liberation war was also highlighted in the discussion. They urged to respect diversity and tolerance in the society. The participants were provided with UNSG’s massage and UN publications.