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STRENGTHENING THE POST-2015 AGENDA – VOICES OF EXPERIENCE FROM THE FRONT LINE

Civil society organisations challenge UN representatives and Member States to be more ambitious in defining a transformative post-2015 agenda. ‘The post-2015 agenda must aim higher.’ This was the message shared by civil society representatives from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific, at an event held during the week of the 69th UN General…

Strict monitoring, plenty of scope for misuse: Cabinet okays draft national broadcast policy

The cabinet yesterday approved the National Broadcast Policy-2014, keeping much scope for the government to misuse the policy in the name of maintaining standard of news, programmes and advertisements in the electronic media. Once in force, all contents of radio and television will come under strict government monitoring. False, discriminatory and misleading information and statistics…

Climate Insurance for a dead man: UN Climate Change Conference

(Originally published on the UN Climate Change Conference Blog. Read the original post here) The adverse impacts of climate change are already threatening communities around the world. Over the last century the level of carbon dioxide has increased by 25 per cent. Developed countries are mainly liable for the climate crisis. And this problem is devastating…

VOICE roundtable: ‘Water sector transparency and accountability in Mymensingh Municipality’

Wednesday 19 November 2008 VOICE will organize a meeting to share research findings on `Water sector transparency and accountability in Mymensingh Municipality’. Date: Wednesday 19 November 2008 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm Location: Muslim Institute Auditorium, Mymensingh   The objective of the dialogue is to identify the key features of water delivery system as well as draw attention…

Reclaiming People’s Rights to Public Services and Natural Resources

A Seminar was held today (January 30, 2008) at the Women’s Voluntary Association auditorium in Dhaka titled “Reclaiming People’s Rights to Public Services and Natural Resources,” as part of the programs scheduled for the 2008 Global Economic Justice Forum currently taking place. Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE, moderated the seminar, which began with…

Press Conference: From Paris 2005 to Accra 2008: Will Aid Become More Accountable and Effective?

A Press Conference was held on January 24, 2008 at the Dhaka Reporters Unity titled ’From Paris 2005 to Accra 2008: Will Aid Become More Accountable and Effective?’ in the context of the Paris Declaration and the upcoming High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana in September 2008. The conference was organized by the…

VOICE participates in the GK3 Conference in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

The World Association of Community Radio broadcasters (AMARC) activities were held from December 11 to 13, 2007, at the third Global Knowledge Conference GK3 Event on the Future, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of our VOICE staff, Ms Farjana Akter, joined the AMARC-GK3 programme. As a member of AMARC-WIN delegation, Farjana Akter joined a seminar…

Water Crisis and the Future of the Water System in Bangladesh

VOICE  conducted a critical and analytical review on the state of the water system in Bangladesh entitled ‘Water Crisis : Strategies for Bangladesh Water Future’ in 2006. The objectives of the study were to critically analyze the overall water situation and build up linkages between the policies and projects based on the theory and practices…