Dhaka, 28 April 2016: ESCAP Economic and Social Survey launched in Dhaka01 May 2016
The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Dhaka and UNRC Office, with support of UNESCAP, launched the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016 with an event held on 28 April 2016 at IDB Bhaban Conference Room, Dhaka.
With the theme of 'Nurturing Productivity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable development' the launch featured a presentation by Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) highlighting the global and domestic scenario of economic and social situation. Dr Shuvojit Banerjee, Economic Affairs Officer of ESCAP Bangkok presented the salient feature of the survey report in the regional perspectives. Robert D. Watkins, the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh presided over the launch event and delivered a statement on the survey.
Official remarks were followed by a open discussion and questions and answers session. The event was well-attended, with over 75 participants including government officials, former secretary, NGO representatives, academics, women activists, youth leaders, civil society members and media representatives. The event was conducted by UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman.