Dhaka, 18 March 2018: Jahangirnagar University Model United Nations Association (JUMUNA), with the strategic partnership of UN Bangladesh and knowledge support by UNIC Dhaka, kicked-off a four-day long Model United Nations (MUN) assembly at Jahir Raihan Auditorium in Jahangirnagar University on 14 March 2019. The theme of the JMUN 2019 is “Building effective accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development”. A total of 300 participants from different educational institutions of Bangladesh and few number of foreign delegates took part in the UN simulation. The JUMUNA Moderator and Professor of Int’l Relations Dept Dr. Abdulla Hel Kafi, UNIC National Information Officer Dr. Md. Moniruzzaman, Associate Professor of Government and Politics department Bashir Ahmed, JUMUNA President Shukran Ul Haque Mahir and founder President Reaz Ahmed spoke on the occasion. In concluding session on 17 March, UN Habitat Representative Md Akhtaruzzaman spoke as special guest on youth development. All the participants were provided with UN publications and best delegates were awarded with prizes and certificates.
In celebration of Int’l Mother Language Day, a painting competition, musical performance and discussion seminar was organized by UNIC Dhaka in cooperation with UNESCO Bangladesh and Daffodil Int’l School, Uttara at the school auditorium on 20 February 2019. One hundred students of the school took part in the events. UNESCO Programme officer, School Principal and UNIC Official spoke on the occasion. The speakers spoke on the promotion of multilingualism, the background of International Mother Language Day and the sacrifice of Bangladeshi people in establishing mother tongue.
A seminar on Youth, Peace and Volunteerism was organized by UNIC Dhaka on 18 February 2019 at Centre’s meeting room. The visiting Korean youth delegation and youth representatives of Dhakabashi Organization participated in the seminar. The various activities carried out by United Nations relating youth development were discussed in the seminar, the UNIC National Information Officer highlighted about the Centre’s engagement with youth groups for their capacity and skill development. The delegates focused about their volunteerism mission in Bangladesh and discussed on the aspects of strengthening working relationship with Bangladeshi youth groups. Among others, the President of Dhakabashi Organization, UNV Bangladesh Country Focal and Team leader of DAEYAYON/Nature Plus (Korea) took part in the discussion. All the delegates were provided with locally published UN publications.
Dhaka, 29 January 2019: UNIC Dhaka with the cooperation of Dhaka University Model UN Association, ASA University Bangladesh, Daffodil International University (DIU) and Hope Multimedia marked the ‘International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust’ through a Poster Exhibition and Panel Discussion at UNIC library on 29 January 2019. The Poster exhibition was jointly opened by Prof. Dr. Farhana Helal Mehtab, Dean, Law Faculty of DIU and Ari Gaitanis, Sr. Communication Advisor of UNRC Office. Around 25 students and guests from three universities took part in the panel discussion and Q/A session which was moderated by UNIC National Information Officer Dr. Md. Moniruzzaman. The speakers and students expressed their solidarity for the victims of holocaust and urged to prevent any form of hatred, atrocities and persecution in future. They referred Bangladesh liberation war in 1971 and humanitarian aspects Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
Chittagong, 27 January 2018: Youngsters are required to develop their leadership and communication skills for shaping a sustainable future through addressing global challenges. Model United Nations (MUN) is a platform to learn and develop the skills of negotiation, diplomacy, leadership, public speaking, writing and communication, based on them a four-day long Model UN conference was organized, in southeastern part of Bangladesh, by Chittagong University Model UN Association (CUMUNA) with the strategic partnership of UN Information Centre, Dhaka.
Four hundred delegates assembled in the Chittagong University Model UN conference 2019 at the University during the period of 24 to 27 January 2019. There were ten committees in the UN simulation. Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong University oped the CUMUN on 24 January, UNIC National Information Officer flagged different UN issues like Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), youth engagement, UN4MUN and UN career in the concluding day. All the delegates were provided with a set of UN publications.
Dhaka, 25 January 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Over the last ten days, I have visited Thailand and Bangladesh, I have spoken to a range of people from Myanmar, as well as authorities, UN agencies, international experts and members of the international community. I extend my thanks to the governments of Thailand and Bangladesh, the UN Resident Coordinators in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar and their staff, and the Senior Coordinator of the Inter-Sector Coordination Group in Cox’s Bazar and his team. I also thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh for allowing me to visit Bhashan Char and generously providing the logistics for me to travel there with my team. FULL STATEMENT