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UN Day Art Contest and Panel Discussion at Academia School

Dhaka, 22 October 2018:  In celebration of UN Day, a panel discussion and art contest on UN and SDGs was organized at Academia School auditorium. The Panelists were Ms. Sarwat Zeb, Chairperson, Academia and Ms. Touhida Sultana, Vice Principal, Academia, M. Aktaruzzaman, Country Manager UN-Habitat, Aktar Uddin Program Analyst, UN Volunteer Bangladesh, Santu Saha, Artist and M. Moniruzzaman, National Information Officer, UNIC Dhaka. The event was arranged under the coordination of UN Communication and Advocacy Group and organized by UNIC and Academia. The panelists focused on engagement of youth in implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh. Youth volunteerism can play an important role in developing community and society. An art contest on Sustainable Development Goals was organized with the participation of young students. UNIC Dhaka distributed prizes among the winners. The students took part in question answer session. Knowledge products and promotional materials were distributed among all the participants.

Op-ed – United Nations Day 2015: The United Nations at 70, by Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh

UNRC PhotoAt the close of the Second World War in 1945, the world had never seen destruction on such a scale, with the estimated death toll in six years of fighting ranging from 40 million to as high as 85 million people, most of them civilians, and two continents left in post-war ruins. By some estimates, a further 60 million people were made refugees, almost 3% of the global population at the time.

After years of negotiations, as one of the most brutal wars in human history raged and finally came to an end, on 24 October 1945 the United Nations was founded, creating a Charter that is still resonant today and which Member States are beholden to observe. The frst task of the UN in the wake of the war was to rebuild, reconstruct, and lay the foundations for international cooperation and peace so that a war of such magnitude could be avoided in the future. Continue reading

UN Birth Day Flash Mob performed in the Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach


Cox’s Bazar, 21 October 2014: In observance of UN Day, an eye catching Flash Mob was organized in Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach involving sea surfers and lifeguards and volunteers to deliver the message of #Happy Birthday UN 2014 on 21 October 2014. The exciting Flash Mob was also participated by UN staff members, government officials, NGO activists, youth groups and local people of Cox’s Bazar. Different messages were conveyed to the general people through communication materials, like t-shirt, banner, poster and placards. The print and electronic media covered the event. The event was jointly organized by UNIC Dhaka, UNESCO and UNHCR and it was a divisional part of ‘7 Plays, 7 Divisions, 7 MDGs’  designed by UN Communication group & UN Country Team. UN Sub-offices in Cox’s Bazar and voluntary groups including UNYSAB extended their support in organizing the events. See Video in:  youtube

UN Day Press Conference on MDG-2 in Cox’s Bazar

press.07Cox’s Bazar, 21 October 2014: In commemoration of UN Day 2014, a press conference was organized by UNIC Dhaka, UNHCR and UNESCO on UN Day and MDG-2: Universal Primary Education at UNHCR Sub-office in Cox’s Bazar. The main purpose of the media briefing was to create awareness and sensitize people through media about the importance of MDG-2. Around 50 journalists from local and national media outlets took part in the press briefing. UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh Stina Lungdell briefed the journalist about UN Day Celebration and achievements of MDGs. The UNESCO Programme Officer Shirin Akther highlighted the situation of primary education in Bangladesh. The journalists took part in the question/answer session and raised different issues including MDG-2. The Sub-office officials of different UN agencies based in Cox’s Bazar also took part in the briefing. A UN video on MDGs was also screened before the audience. Each of the media representatives were provided with a press kit. The communication focal points of UNIC Dhaka, UNHCR and UNESCO coordinated the press conference with the support of local UNHCR sub-office.


UN Day Seminar and Cultural Show 2013

Dhaka, 24 October: UNCT organized the UN Day observance through a seminar and cultural programme. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP was the chief guest while Dr Thushara E.I. FernandoUNRC ai, presided over the function. A renowned literary personality of Bangladesh Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed attended the function as the Special guest. UNIC OIC Kazi Reza presented a paper focusing on the national theme of the observance this year – Youth for Development: Perspective Bangladesh. A youth representative also spoke on the occasion. More than 1000 UN staff, senior government officials, diplomats, youth representatives, university students, civil society representatives attended the function. The seminar was followed by a cultural programme. UNIC Dhaka provided UN Communication Group secretariat services in organizing the event.