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Empowering the Workforce: Bangabandhu’s Dream and Hasina’s Promise to the Workers

In the annals of Bangladesh’s history, the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stands as a towering symbol of justice, equality, and relentless advocacy for workers’ rights. From his early days as a young activist to his tenure as the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu’s vision for a fair and just Bangladesh was deeply rooted …

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Investing in the Philippines – A Primer for Bangladesh

The Philippines is increasingly becoming a prime investment destination in Southeast Asia. Its demonstrated resilience and growth amidst external shocks and the exceptional high growth it has achieved relative to its neighbors in the region have made it to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific. In the fourth quarter of 2023, …

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Half a Century of Solidarity: The EU-Bangladesh Journey

I have had the pleasure and privilege of serving in Bangladesh twice and have witnessed first-hand how the country has dramatically transformed in recent years. From expanding infrastructure and educational opportunities to major improvements in key development indicators and poverty reduction, EU-Bangladesh relations have similarly expanded rapidly, as exemplified by the warmth and substance of …

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Sheikh Hasina’s Pursuit of Peace: Prioritizing Humanity and Justice on the World Stage

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emerged as a strong advocate for global peace, calling upon world leaders to put an end to ongoing wars and embrace dialogue to resolve conflicts. Her vision for peace is deeply rooted in her personal experiences and Bangladesh’s historical context, driving her unwavering commitment to fostering global harmony. Prime Minister …

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Vision for a Peaceful World: Bangladesh in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

“Peace is an imperative for the survival of humanity. It represents the deepest aspirations of men and women throughout the world. And peace established on justice can last forever.” —Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in UNGA 1974 Following the War of Independence, Bangladesh emerged as a symbol of hope and stability for nations striving for peace. …

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Bonding Beyond Borders: King of Bhutan Makes Landmark Visit to Bangladesh

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan  visited  Bangladesh from 25 to 28 March 2024, at the invitation of the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Mohammed Shahabuddin. His Majesty The King was accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan, His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, His …

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Navigating the Complexities of Climate Diplomacy: Bangladesh’s Imperative

The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth. – Bangladesh Environmentalist deserves recognition In the face of escalating climate change impacts, Bangladesh stands at the forefront of climate diplomacy, navigating a complex terrain shaped by its unique vulnerabilities and proactive engagement in international negotiations. As one of the most disaster-prone nations …

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The Resplendent Dawn: Pohela Boishakh’s Cultural Symphony Unveiled

Pohela Boishakh, the radiant harbinger of Bengali New Year, dances into the hearts of the people with an effervescent spirit, painting the cultural canvas of the land with vibrant hues of tradition and festivity. Known affectionately as ‘Noboborsho’ or ‘Borsho Boron Utshab’, this joyous occasion heralds the advent of the first day of Boishakh, the …

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Fostering Inclusive Democracy: Reflections from Dhaka

The bustling heart of Dhaka, Bangladesh, not only offers a vibrant tapestry of culture and daily life but also serves as a pivotal ground for discussions that shape the future of democracy in our region. On March 18, 2024, at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), we had the privilege of co-hosting …

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