Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Bangladesh have jointly organised the photography exhibition, Humans of ICPD: Faces of Bangladesh, by photographer Naymuzzaman Prince. The exhibition opens today at La Galerie, AFD. Minister of Planning of Bangladesh, M A Mannan, MP, is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest, while UNFPA Bangladesh representative Asa Torkelsson is scheduled to join the event as the special guest.
Nairobi Summit 2019 marks 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) since its first organisation in 1994 in Cairo. As a developing country, Bangladesh has achieved great success in different areas, especially on human rights, population, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and sustainable development. UNFPA plays an important role in these improvements. They are working closely together with different stakeholders on areas where the rights of women and girls are key to development.
The photo exhibition puts a human face to the ICPD agenda in Bangladesh, which is expected to generate momentum ahead of the Nairobi Summit to accelerate the progress of the ICPD agenda. Through powerful portraits and vignettes of people from Bangladesh, the exhibition not only informs key stakeholders about the ICPD Programme of Action’s principles, but also highlights why ICPD is important for Bangladesh to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Naymuzzaman Khan Prince is a social photographer and visual storyteller, based in Dhaka. His main areas of interest are socio-cultural subjects such as women and their rights, culture and identity, workers, health, population, development, environment, climate change, politics, political violence and religion, among others. His works have been featured in national and international publications as well as exhibited in Bangladesh and abroad, both at solo exhibitions and international festivals.
After the inaugural ceremony, the exhibition will run till November 12.