Monthly Archives: August 2015

Model UN Conference (JMUN) held at Jahangirnagar University

JMUNSavar, 29 August 2015: In collaboration with UNIC Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University Model United Nations Association (JUMUNA) has organized its first ever Model United Nations Conference with the theme: “Stop fighting, lets negotiate” from 27 to 29 August 2015 in the university auditorium. More than 250 delegates from different educational institutions took part in the programme. The entire programme simulated six different committees: SAARC, International press, The World Bank, UNESCO, UNSC, GA-6. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Farzana Islam, Vice Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University while M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge, UNIC Dhaka spoke as special guest. Among others, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Lecturer, Department of Government and Politics, Md. Jannatul Habib, Lecturer Department of International Relations and the Secretary-General of JMUN, Md. Rayajul Karim spoke on the occasion.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2015

173378Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the best way to respond. That is why I am calling on young people to speak out – and I am urging leaders to listen.

As the world changes with unprecedented speed, young people are proving to be invaluable partners who can advance meaningful solutions. Youth movements and student groups are challenging traditional power structures and advocating a new social contract between States and societies. Young leaders have contributed fresh ideas, taken proactive measures, and mobilized through social media as never before. Continue reading

Celebration of International Youth Day – 2015 in Dhaka

International Youth Day RallyDhaka, 12 August 2015: In celebration of International Youth Day 2015, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Dhakabashi, Hope 87 and National Youth Federation of Bangladesh organized a discussion meeing and rally respectively at TSC seminar room and Dhaka University campus. The Pro-vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr. Shahid Akhter Hussein graced the occasion as Chief Guest while UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman spoke as special guest. UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Day and Youth Day poster with Elyx in action were distributed among all the participants. A colourful rally with the participation of young people moved around Dhaka University campus. Among others President of Dhakabashi Mr Sukur Salek, President of National Youth Federation of Bangladesh Mr Dulal Biswas, Treasurer of Dhaka University Syed Rezaur Rahman, Representative of Hope 87 Ms. Caroline Jackl and Journalist Ms Shireen sultana spoke in the discussion session. The youngsters also took part in discussion and shared their experience in voluntary activities, they also expressed their interest in Elyx campaign.

Bangladesh Model United Nations Conference Organized

BANMUNDhaka, 1 August 2015: In observance of 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, UN Youth and Student Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) with the strategic partnership of UNIC Dhaka, has organized a four-day long Model UN Conference, named ‘Bangladesh Model United Nations’ at Adamjee Cantonment College during 29 July – 1 August 2015. A total of 573 delegates from 100 different educational institutions took part in the UN simulation. The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Shahriar Alam, MP spoke in the opening session as cheif guest while Nahim Razzak, MP, UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman, Brigadier General Tameem Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal of Adamjee Cantonment College were present as special guests. In the closing day, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Mr. Nasrul Hamid, MP spoke as chief guest while Mika Kanervavuori, Human Rights Advisor, UNRC Office and M. Moniruzzaman were present as special guests.  A total of 11 resolutions were passed by 10 different committees. UNIC Dhaka provided each of the delegates with UN publications.