PM urges Brunei to boost trade, investment in Bangladesh | UNB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked Brunei Darussalam to enhance its trade and investment in Bangladesh. She made the call at the bilateral talks with Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at her office here. “In the meeting, the Prime Minister proposed increasing Brunei’s business and investment in Bangladesh and the foreign ministers of the […]

Will jointly launch Global Shield Against Climate Risks at COP27 |UNB

Will jointly launch Global Shield Against Climate Risks at COP27 |UNB

The Vulnerable 20 (V20) and Group of 7 (G7) will jointly launch the Global Shield Against Climate Risks at COP27 in a wider effort to accelerate pre-arranged financing at speed and scale. The Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers — from climate-vulnerable economies — and the G7 Presidency have announced they have reached an agreement […]

PM vows to face all disasters– natural and manmade | UNB

PM vows to face all disasters-- natural and manmade | UNB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh would reach its desired goals, overcoming all disasters– natural and manmade. “Bangladesh has attained a position in the world as a disaster-resilient country. We are able to face disasters…we’ll have to continue to maintain it,” she said. The Prime Minister made the statement at a programme in […]

Crisis of seeds putting Aman cultivation at stake in Barguna | UNB

Crisis of seeds putting Aman cultivation at stake in Barguna | UNB

In Barguna, a shortage of Aman seeds has erupted as incessant rains have washed away most of the seedbeds of the district. Agricultural lands of the farmers are lying idle as they are failing to manage Aman seeds for implantation. This crisis is causing distress for the paddy growers as they are frustrated over how […]

11 Ways You can be a Responsible Tourist | UNB

11 Ways You can be a Responsible Tourist | UNB

After almost coming to a standstill during the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism is bouncing back. This is good news for many workers and businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors, but it could be bad for the planet. Around 2 billion people travel each year for tourism. Travel and tourism connect people and bring the world […]

UN experts alarmed by restrictions on civil society ahead of climate summit | UNB

UN experts alarmed by restrictions on civil society ahead of climate summit | UNB

Egypt must ensure the safety and full participation of all parts of civil society at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP27) in November, UN human rights experts said, after a wave of government restrictions on participation raised fears of reprisals against activists. This new wave follows years of persistent […]

Climate change: Shrimp farming endangered in Khulna | UNB

Climate change: Shrimp farming endangered in Khulna | UNB

Producers and exporters in Khulna are worried about falling production of shrimps, affecting exports from the region, for hurdles mainly stemmed from climate-induced changes in temperature. In FY2021-22, only 33,271 tonnes of shrimp were exported from Khulna, a sharp fall from 42,489 tonnes in FY2011-12. Industry operators say water bodies are losing their navigability, salinity […]

‘Climate change is a security issue’ | UNB

‘Climate change is a security issue’ | UNB

State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam on Tuesday said Bangladesh firmly believes that climate change is a security issue, and it must be discussed at a regular interval at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). “Strict implementation of Paris Agreement is necessary to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change,” he said adding that […]

IFC pledges $6 billion to tackle food insecurity | UNB

IFC pledges $6 billion to tackle food insecurity | UNB

The World Bank’s private sector arm International Financial Corporation (IFC) has launched a fresh $6 billion financing facility to strengthen the private sector’s ability to respond to food insecurity crisis and help support production in countries affected by food instability, a statement said Tuesday. A core part of the financing, which will be provided through […]

“Prejudice, racism and rising hate speech”: UN chief describes world | UNB

“Prejudice, racism and rising hate speech”: UN chief describes world | UNB

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for embracing Gandhi’s values and working across cultures and borders to build a better, more peaceful future. “Let us walk this path together, in solidarity, as one human family,” he said in a message marking the International Day of Non-violence that falls on October 2. The International Day of […]