Robert Watkins

The writer is the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh.

An agenda for shared humanity

With the advent of the Syrian civil war and the unfolding migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea basin, the world is witnessing a significant rise in the number of humanitarian crises.

Tolerance in Bangladesh

Here is a common perception in Bangladesh that religious communities generally live together in peaceful coexistence and have done so since the beginning of time.

The Road to 2030: Development Challenges in Bangladesh

LAUNCHED in 1967,“Operation Smallpox Zero” was a unified, global effort to accelerate the eradication of smallpox within a decade.

COP21: What's next for Bangladesh?

As global leaders reached an agreement at the conclusion of COP21, international cooperation for addressing climate change has

A life of dignity for all

This day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The date is a reminder of the common standard for a dignified life for all peoples in all nations.

SDGs belong to everyone

A key area Bangladesh can already begin working on is preparing an institutional arrangement that reflects the integrated approach necessary to implement the SDGs.

Civil society as the key to development

A strong civil society is simultaneously a precondition and outcome of a functioning and stable democracy. The United Nations recognises that development and democracy function best when civil society is permitted to flourish unhindered.

A Time for Global Citizenship

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, and has not only experienced several catastrophes in its young history, but is persistently hit by seasonal disasters.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

An agenda for shared humanity

With the advent of the Syrian civil war and the unfolding migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea basin, the world is witnessing a significant rise in the number of humanitarian crises.

March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016

Tolerance in Bangladesh

Here is a common perception in Bangladesh that religious communities generally live together in peaceful coexistence and have done so since the beginning of time.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

The Road to 2030: Development Challenges in Bangladesh

LAUNCHED in 1967,“Operation Smallpox Zero” was a unified, global effort to accelerate the eradication of smallpox within a decade.

December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015

COP21: What's next for Bangladesh?

As global leaders reached an agreement at the conclusion of COP21, international cooperation for addressing climate change has

December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015

A life of dignity for all

This day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The date is a reminder of the common standard for a dignified life for all peoples in all nations.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

SDGs belong to everyone

A key area Bangladesh can already begin working on is preparing an institutional arrangement that reflects the integrated approach necessary to implement the SDGs.

September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Civil society as the key to development

A strong civil society is simultaneously a precondition and outcome of a functioning and stable democracy. The United Nations recognises that development and democracy function best when civil society is permitted to flourish unhindered.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

A Time for Global Citizenship

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, and has not only experienced several catastrophes in its young history, but is persistently hit by seasonal disasters.