Author Archive of Raju

BASUG goes to Nepal to work on “Empowering women to adapt climate-change effects for sustainable growth”

Germany, 9 April 2018: BASUG will be working in Nepal on a project on “Empowering women to adapt climate change effects for sustainable growth” from April 2018 for the next 18 months. The Project being supported by the German development organisation, CIM-GIZ will create awareness and sensitize climate change issues, assist to adopt new strategies for crop production strategies with enhancing weather information service, engage Nepalese migrants

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Bangladesh ranks 34 in Inclusive Development Index

Norway remains world's most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in the report published yesterday. The index takes into account the "living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from further indebtedness", the WEF said. READ FULL REPORT It urged the leaders to urgently move to a new model of inclusive growth and development, saying

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No cost for sending remittance: Muhith

 Bangladeshi expatriates will not have to bear any cost for sending remittances to the country, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said today. “The government is taking measures in this regard so that they (expatriates) can send their remittances without any charge,” the minister said at a pre-budget discussion with the Economic Reporters' Forum at his ministry office at the Secretariat. “An allocation will be added to the next budget in this regard,”

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Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

Dear Sir/Madame, The organization "NGO Branch" has sent you a message. You can view and respond to this message by logging to CSO Net. Click here to log in and see this message. Subject: Upcoming Deadline 1 JUNE 2017: Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN Dear NGO Representative, This is a gentle reminder of our request we sent on 19 April 2017 for your assistance to spread the news of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative

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WB forecasts 6.4% growth in 2018 for Bangladesh

Star Online Report -- South Asia taking lead in GDP growth relative to East Asia -- Regional GDP growth forecast 6.8% and 7.1% in 2017 and 2018 -- Bangladesh’s growth to be sustained at 6.8% in 2017, forecast at 6.4% in 2018 South Asia remains the fastest-growing region in the world with Bangladesh sustaining growth at 6.8 percent in 2017, gradually widening its lead relative to East Asia, according to a latest report of World Bank. Regional GDP

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DOC FILM on Textile Workers in Bangladesh
Need legal framework to safeguard migrants’ rights: Swedish minister

He made the observation while talking about the “benefits” of migration. Delivering a lecture in Dhaka on Tuesday, he said that putting the framework in place would not be enough. “We need to ensure implementation.” Johansson came to Dhaka on Monday on a two-day visit to “deepen” relations with Bangladesh in the key area of migration, in light of Bangladesh’s chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Sweden

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Thematic Workshop on Connectivity – Migration – Business

Thematic Workshop on Connectivity – Migration – Business Ninth Global Forum for Migration and Development CR-4, UN ESCAP Building, Bangkok, 29 March 2016 REPORT (By Bikash Chowdhury Barua, Chairman, BASUG, Member ISC) The first thematic workshop of GFMD on ‘Migration, Connectivity and Business’ was held on 29 March 2016 at the UN Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Representatives from the governments, civil society organisations and international

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Bangladesh civil society coordination committee for GFMD-2016 launched

A national civil society forum has been established to facilitate the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) that Bangladesh will host for the first time in December 2016. The initiative titled Bangladesh Civil Society Coordination Committee for GFMD 2016 (BCSCC) was launched at a city hotel on Saturday (5 March), said a press release. The GFMD is a voluntary, informal, non-binding and government-led process to advance understanding and

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