BMP slogan. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.BMP slogan. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy

On December 8th – 11th 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Merete Lundemo together with the President of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Ayesha Khanam, General Secretary Maleka Banu and BMP Central Committee members visited the district branch of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) in Barisal, southern Bangladesh. During her field visit, the Ambassador met and discussed with a number o...

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The Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende during the launch of the Government’s new white paper on human rights entitled “Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation”, December 12th.  . 
Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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Norway's Ambassador to Bangladesh, H.E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, raising the Bangladeshi flag on the occasion of BMP's National Council Meeting 2014. By the other flagstaff is BMP Secretary of Organisation, Rakhi Das, President Ayesha Khanam and General Secretary Maleka Banu. 
Photo: BMP.

On November 14th 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ms. Merete Lundemo, attended the inaugural session of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad’s National Council Meeting 2014, titled “Challenge Of the 21st Century: Efficient, Ideal & Volunteer Organizer”. As Special Guest, Ambassador Lundemo congratulated all the BMP volunteers on their important work and achievements, and expressed continued...

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Photo: Embassy of Denmark, Bangladesh.

On November 1st 2014, employees from the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish embassies met for the first Nordic Football Cup ever held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, had mixed teams from the three embassies. The teams were divided into two groups of four teams each.

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MDG Advocacy Group Leaders Breakfast on 25 September. 
Photo: UN Photo: Eksinder Debebe.

On September 25th 2014, world leaders met in New York to witness the launching of the new Millennium Development Goal (MDG) report: “Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement”. The Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, which prepared the report, comprises eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting and implementin...

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From left to right: The Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær and the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo are welcomed by participants of the CDMP II Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) in Bainpara village, Khulna District. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On December 3rd 2014, the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H. E. Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær and Second Secretary of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden, Mr. Magnus André, visited the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP II) in Bainpara village, Khulna District. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about...

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From the left: Mr. Arne Haug, Deputy Head of Mission of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mia Hallén (Embassy of Sweden), Mr. Syed Afsor H Uddin (PPO), Mr. Paban Chowdhury (BEZA), Ms. Ferdaus Ara (BUILD), Ms. Parveen Huda (Skills and Employment Programme ), Søren Mr. Søren Kannik (NCCI) and Mr. Khondaker Moazzem (CPD). 
Photo: NCCI.

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Dhaka in association with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dhaka hosted a panel discussion on November 12, 2014, on the “Challenges to Private Sector Development in Bangladesh.” The event was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden, Dhaka.

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From left: Md. Abu Syed (BCAS), Captain Mir Imdadul Haque (Bangladesh Navy), Dr. Atiq Rahman (BCAS), Norway's Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam (Bangladesh Planning Commission) and Prof. Ola M. Johannessen (NERSC and Nansen Scientific Society) during the inaugural session of NABIC International Winter School 2014. 
Photo: NABIC .

On October 12th - 17th 2014, NABIC International Winter School 2014 titled “Coastal and ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal in a changing climate and their impacts on society” was held in Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. The event was a joint venture by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Nansen-Bangladesh International Centre for Coastal, Ocean and Climate Studies (NABIC), Nanse...

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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