Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tribute to the Language Fighters: International Mother Language Day Observed

01Dhaka, 21 February: In celebration of International Mother Language Day, UNIC Dhaka, UNESCO Bangladesh and Daffodil International University (DIU) jointly organized a seminar, cultural show, drama and exhibition at DIU auditorium on 21 February 2015. UNESCO Representative in Bangladesh Ms. Beatrice Kuldun was the chief guest (represented by PO) while Prof Dr. Lutfar Rahman Vice-Chancellor of DIU presided over the session. The Pro-VC of DIU Prof Dr. Golam Rahman spoke as guest of honour and UNIC Officer-in-Charge M Moniruzzaman delivered a lecture as special guest. Language researcher Prof Dr. Begum Jahan ara of Dhaka University delivered a key-note speech. UNESCO Programme Officer Kizzy Tahnin read-out chief guest’s statement. All the speakers expressed their solidarity to victims of language movement who lost their lives during 1952. A cultural event and drama on mother language movement was staged before the audience. among others university students, young people, activists, media persons and UN officials took part in the programme. Youtube:  youtube

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on World Radio Day, 13 February 2015

wrd_cover_pink_enOn World Radio Day, we celebrate a medium that captures the imagination and brings people together.

Every year, United Nations Radio broadcasts over 1,200 documentaries, news items and editorials over the airwaves.

This year’s observance of World Radio Day highlights the importance of radio to the world’s 1.8 billion young women and men.

Radio matters for youth across the world.

As the international community shapes new sustainable development goals and a new global agreement on climate change, we need to hear the voices young women and men, loudly, strongly and urgently.

Registration is Open for 2015 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

RehamProfileThe 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 as a fellowship Programme for junior and mid-level broadcasters and journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. As of 2014, 536 journalists and broadcasters from 166 countries have taken part in the Programme.

The Programme provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations. It is also an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN communication professionals.

Upon completion of the Programme, participants are expected to continue working in journalism or broadcasting and help promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home country.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 31 March, 2015.

For Background Information, Eligibility and Application Form, please visit:

Please send the completed application form and all required supporting documents attached IN ONE EMAIL e-mail to the Programme Coordinator, Mr. Zvi Muskal at

For further queries, please contact: UNIC Dhaka, IDB Bhaban (8th floor), Agargaon, Dhaka-1207; Tel: 9183086