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UNFPA 9th Country Programme Documents Approved

  In September 2016 the Exectuve Board approved the 9th UNFPA Country Programme in Bangladesh. The 9th UNFPA Country Programme in Bangladesh will run from 2017 to 2020. The development of the programme followed and inclusive and participatory method to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable can be met. The programme aims to contribute to the effective implementation of international instruments and commitments in Bangladesh. The strategic priority areas of the 9th Country Programme .. Read More


    U N I T E D   N A T I O N S       N A T I O N S   U N I E S   THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY 11July 2016   The international community has committed to a new sustainable development agenda built on the principles of equity and human rights.  A central objective of the Sustainable Development Goals is to leave no one behind. Despite significant gains made in red .. Read More

Midwives take a step forward in ensuring maternal and newborn health in Bangladesh

Midwives take a step forward in ensuring maternal and newborn health in Bangladesh 2016 has brought some exciting new developments for midwives in Bangladesh. The new profession, which was established in Bangladesh through a commitment made by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010 has made some big strides. The 597 midwives who graduated from the three-year diploma course in midwifery in late 2015 were officially licensed in February 2016 and are all set to receive their diplomas from .. Read More

Girls and women at the centre of UNFPA cyclone response:

Cyclone Ruano hit as many as 15 Districts in the southern and south-eastern parts of Bangladesh on 21 May 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate to cyclone shelters, as they lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods to the storm. Women and girls of reproductive age are included among those hardest hit, many of whom are actually now pregnant and in need of safe childbirth. Initial reports show the extent of destruction and the desperate situation that residents now find thems .. Read More

Shahana - a cartoon to end child marriage in Bangladesh

“Let me learn, let me grow, let me flourish” Shahana sings in the title melody of the brand new animated cartoon series created by UNFPA   in Bangladesh and launched during a premier show on the 26th of October 2015, attended by the Minister of Information Hasanul Haq Inu, the Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh Christian Fotsch and the UNFPA Representative Argentina Matavel Piccin.  Shahana is a confident 17-year old with strong ideas about the rights of girls .. Read More

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