Monthly Archives: January 2015

Commemoration of International Holocaust Day 2015

01Dhaka, 27 January 2015: In marking the International Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, UNIC Dhaka, BRAC University Monon Club and Hope Multimedia jointly organized a Discussion workshop, Poster Exhibition, Film Show and Candle Lighting at UNIC Library on 27 January 2015. The young participants of BRAC University Monon Club took part in the events and expressed their solidarity for the holocaust victims during Second World War. Two Films: Tenth Anniversary of  the Holocaust programme; and Liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau were screened before the university students. A day-long poster exhibition of holocaust victim was also launched at UNIC library.  Mika Kanervavuori, Human Rights Advisor of UNRC Office spoke on the occasion as chief guest while UNIC officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman moderated the event. Among others, Abdullah Ibne Hosssain Sakin, President of BRAC University Monon Club and Artist Santu Saha, Executive Director of Hope Multimedia spoke on the occasion. The speakers and a number of participants have mentioned that any kind of genocide is deplorable, the painful days of Bangladesh liberation war was also focused in the discussion and they urged to respect diversity and tolerance in the society. A set of UN publications including UN Secretary-General’s message were distributed among all participants.

Educational Outreach: Training Workshop on UN Literacy and Information Sources

speechAn educational outreach training programme on UN and Information Literacy was jointly organized by UNIC Dhaka and the Centre for Information Studies at Mirpur Mofid-E-Am School and College in Dhaka during 17-18 January 2015. Forty students and teachers from 4 different schools took part in the training programme. Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Mr Mahmud Hasan spoke on the occasion as chief guest while Headmaster of the School and College Mr Abul Kalam presided over. UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman spoke in the inaugural programme as special guest. The activities and services of United Nations and various sources of information were highlighted in the training sessions. The resources persons were Prof Dr Mezba-ul-Islam, Dhaka University; Kazi Ali Reza, Director, Dhaka ahsania Mission; Minhajuddin Ahmed, Adjunct Faculty; Chinmoy Mutshuddi, Communication Expert and M. Moniruzzaman, OIC, UNIC Dhaka. Certificates were awarded among all the participants in the closing ceremony.