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On 17 September 2014, Bangladesh celebrates 40 years of partnership with the United Nations. In commemoration of the event, the UN in Bangladesh will have an exhibit at Sufia Kamal National Public Library (Shabagh, Dhaka). If you click on the link above, you will also be able to read more about UN and Bangladesh partnership over the last 40 years on an interactive timeline.

UN REACH (Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger) is a partnership between FAO, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO created to assist governments of countries with a high burden of child and maternal undernutrition to accelerate the scale-up of food and nutrition actions. Together with five donors, (EU, DFATD Canada, DFID, USAID and World Bank), UN REACH released a Common Narrative on undernutrition in order to assist the Government of Bangladesh, development partners, civil society and others in setting clear policy and programme goals and monitoring progress towards common targets. One of the document's key messages is to make nutrition a top national priority, since reducing undernutrition will lead to increased economic growth and enhance social equity. The report includes recommendations for the Government and for development partners on how to scale up nutrition in Bangladesh.

The United Nations and partners want to hear from YOU! MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda. Tell us about the world you want, because your voice matters.
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New Publications

Bangladesh Primary Education Stipends Survey

(UNICEF, 2014, Dhaka)


The State of the World's Children 2013

(UNICEF, 2013, Dhaka)


Child-Focused Budgeting Framework

(UNICEF, 2013, Dhaka)


Childrens Opinion Poll2013

(UNICEF, 2013, Dhaka)


Child Equity Atlas

(UNICEF, 2013, Dhaka)


STATE OF WOMEN IN CITIES 2012-2013

(UN-HABITAT, 2013, Dhaka)


UN-Habitat Global Activities Report 2013

(UN-HABITAT, 2013, Dhaka)


The State of Urban Youth 2012-2013

(UN-HABITAT, 2013, Dhaka)


Preliminary Finding Men's Attitude and Practices regarding

(UNFPA, 2011, Dhaka)


WFP Bangladesh Annual Report 2011

(WFP, 2012, Dhaka)


UNESCO Country Programming Document For Bangladesh

(UNESCO, 2012, Dhaka)


Global Employment Trends 2012

(ILO, 2012, Dhaka)


UN Normative Work in Bangladesh

(United Nations, 2011, Dhaka)


UN Secretary General Visit 2011
Speeches of UN Secretary General
15 November 2011
 
15 November 2011
 
15 November 2011
 
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14 November 2011
 
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International Human Rights Day 2011

Dhaka, 10 December 2011: On December 10, the National Human Rights Commission led Human Rights Day 2011 celebrations in Dhaka by organizing a program around the theme:  “Working together to promote Human Rights: Giving young people a voice.”  Held at Dhaka University, the program opened with a panel discussion on human rights activism with university students featuring NHRC Honorary Members Fawzia Firoze Karim and Nirupa Dewan as well as Iqbal Sobhan Chowdury, President, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists. 

Participants then enjoyed the rights-themed composition of Rabindranath Tagore, “Tasher Desh,” performed by the cultural group of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK). Following brief remarks by NHRC Full Time Member Kazi Reazul Hoque and Honorary Member Niru Kumar Chakma, the program continued with speeches by a distinguished panel of guests.Hon’ble Justice Imman Ali, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, presented the keynote speech, “Human Rights: Rights of Children,” highlighting the continuing challenges and critical need to protect and defend the rights of the youngest and often most vulnerable segments of society.  H.E. Anneli Lindahl Kenny, Ambassador of Sweden, Guest of Honor, addressed the importance of empowering youth to become capable and effective rights’ advocates. She stressed the vital role of education in securing human rights, particularly for girls and young women.Mr. Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator, also attended as Guest of Honor.  Mr. Walker emphasized the importance of youth activism in Bangladesh, considering that more than 70 percent of Bangladeshis are under the age of 30.  He noted that the NHRC’s efforts to bring the concept of human rights to this incredibly dynamic part of Bangladesh’s population are “right on target.”Chief Guest Barrister Shafique Ahmed, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, offered his congratulations to the NHRC on the occasion and noted the ongoing efforts of the Government to protect human rights.Following remarks by Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, NHRC Chairman, certificates of appreciation were presented to participants in the Human Rights Day 2011 Art Competition.  Paintings, drawings, essays, and slogans, all reflecting the meaning of human rights to young people, were on display at the venue.Just prior to the start of the program, several hundred university students, clad in Human Rights Day 2001 T-shirts and caps, gathered for a rally, marching from the National Museum to Dhaka University’s TSC Auditorium.
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Key Documents

UNDAF

Bangladesh Country Analysis

During the summer of 2010,  the UN System worked closely with the Government of Bangladesh to undertake a comprehensive joint assessment of Bangladesh’s MDG status and progress. The results are documented in the ‘MDG Progress Report 2011’ published by the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission. Given the scope and results of the assessment, the UN Country Team agreed that a separate UN Common Country Assessment (CCA) would not be required. The assessment thus served as Bangladesh’s country analysis, identifying key development challenges, as the first step in the UNDAF process.


MDG Reports

GoB 5years Plan/Perspective Plan

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