Bangladesh

COMMITTTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS REVIEWS THE INITIAL REPORT OF BANGLADESH

16 March 2018 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of Bangladesh on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cu...Read More

WTO Hosts Advanced Trade Policy Course

The ATPC represents the highest level of training (level 3) in the WTO’s progressive learning programme and is targeted towards participants who already possess a sound knowledge of the WTO and its agreements.  The course focuses on develop...Read More

New Book Highlights How Safe Trade Solutions Help The Poorest Countries

The STDF is a global partnership that supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards as a means to improve their  working practices and increase access to agric...Read More

The Director-General Of The World Health Organization Welcomes The Appointment Of Henrietta H Fore As Executive Director Of UNICEF.

“UNICEF is a critical partner in our effort to improve the world’s health, particularly in the drive to protect its most vulnerable women and children,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “I very much look forward to work with Ms Fore towa...Read More

INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM DEBATES THE IMPACT OF DIGITIZATION ON POLITICS, PUBLIC TRUST AND DEMOCRACY

Fake News, Individual Responsibility in Fighting Manipulated Information, Digital Empowerment and Digital Literacy of Citizens Dominate the Debate 19 December 2017 The twelfth Internet Governance Forum held this morning its second high-leve...Read More

Diphtheria Is Spreading Fast In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

6 December 2017 | Geneva –Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned today. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including ...Read More

Nine Elements Inscribed On The Representative List Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity

bangladesh_ith_2017_if.png © Monirul Masum 06 December 2017 The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting in Jeju until 9 December, inscribed nine new elements on the Representative List of...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL OPENS SPECIAL SESSION ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ROHINGYA AND OTHER MINORITIES IN RAKHINE STATE IN MYANMAR

5 December 2017 The Human Rights Council this morning opened its twenty-seventh special session on the human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Opening statement...Read More

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis and the Need for a Regional Response to Statelessness in Southeast Asia

Over the past two months, about half a million Rohingya people have fled from Myanmar (Burma) to neighboring Bangladesh. The immediate trigger for this mass exodus was a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingya insurgents and...Read More

Situations In Myanmar, Iran Dominate Third Committee Discussions, As Experts Address Broader Rights For Minorities, Cultural Freedom Defenders

While many claims of “terrible inhuman violent acts” in Rakhine State had been made in recent months, it was undeniable that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims had fled to Bangladesh following alleged attacks by militants, the Specia...Read More

International Human Rights Standards Must Translate To Programmes On Ground, United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights Tells Third Committee

International human rights standards “can and must” be translated into programmes on the ground, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, pointing to gender-re...Read More

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials agree to draft repatriation deal for Rohingya Muslims

[JURIST] Bangladesh and Myanmar officials agreed on Monday to a plan for the repatriation of more than half a million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Under the agreement [Myanmar Times report], refuge...Read More

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