Eid for Street Children 2015

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EID FOR STREET CHILDREN 2015 over the country through several wings. EID FOR STREET CHILDREN is basically a social responsibility we serve to deliver some love and care among the underprivileged children from the street in the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. Passing some hours to give them some better moments, having Iftar, cloth distributions are the main parts of this event. This year UNYSA Bangladesh took initiative to observe EFSC in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Khulna, Patuakhali, Jahangirnagar University. We were able to share the joy of Eid among the underprivileged children from various corners of our country throughout the holy month of Ramadan. 

We basically raise funds to make this event a satisfactory one. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the donors who have supported us unconditionally. We would like to mention some names of the donors and some institutions to express our heartfelt respect to them. Tousif Hossain (Tk 6,000), Sufian M Chowdhury (Tk 500), Habibur Rahaman Patwari (Tk 5,000), Afsana Zarin (Tk 1,000), Nahid Islam (Tk 500), Janibul Haque Jesan (Tk 3,000), M. Moniruzzaman sir (UNIC) ( Tk 2,000), Sadib Ehsan (Tk 1,000), Tousif Jamal (Tk 2,000), Shoaib Mohammad Siddiqui (Tk 2,000), Abu Obaida Imon (Tk 1,500), Anonymous (Tk 15,000), Shuvashish Roy (Tk 2,000), Anower Hossain (Tk 5,000), Proteeti joyeeta jamil (Tk 5,000), Tousif Hossain (Tk 6,000), Waseka Rahman (Tk 1,000), Zakir Hassan Titas (Tk 6,000), Sazida Binta Islam (Tk 500), Siddhartho Probal (Tk 3,000), Anika Binte Kasem (Tk 9,000), Adiba Nasser (Tk 1,000), Zahid Khan (Tk 500), Anisa Tasnim Rahman

(Tk 3,500), (Mostafizur Rahman Jewel + Sazzad Hossain Chowdhury (Tk 7,000), Sheikh Modh. Erfan Uddin (Tk 7,800), Dhaka University- Tk 10,000 Jahangirnagar University- Tk 11,000 Bangladesh University of Professionals- Tk 7,500 UNYSAB Rajshahi Wing- Tk 73,000 UNYSAB Khulna Wing- Tk 15,000 UNYSAB Barisal Wing- Tk 9,500 UNYSAB Rangpur Wing- Tk 10,800 We have received a total amount of Tk 2,33,600 from their contribution! We would also like to show a list of the phases with expenses behind the impecunious children of Eid for Street Children 2015- Dhaka University- 248 (Quantity), (Tk 93,750) Rajshahi University- 170, (Tk 58,000) Jahangirnagar University– 95, (Tk16,000) Rangpur- 125, (Tk 26,226) Barisal, PSTU- 41, (Tk 10,500) Dinajpur- (Tk 8,000) Khulna University – 65 , (Tk15,000) UNYSA Bangladesh dreams to make a better Bangladesh through volunteerism. Eid for Street Children is definitely one of the most satisfactory events to share some lights of joy with the underprivileged angels!

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BANMUN 2015

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UNYSAB organized the seventh session of BANMUN, which was attended by 571 students, making the conference the largest MUN in 2015. The seventh session of the oldest model United Nations conference of the country, BANMUN, was held at the Adamjee Cantonment College from July 29 to August 1, 2015. BANMUN 2015 was held under the theme “Role of Youth in Community Development” to let the participants, mostly high school students, think of the pros and cons of youth involvement in development policy making. 

The conference was inaugurated by Honourable State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP who was the chief guest of the ceremony. Among others Honorable Member of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Youth and Sports, Mr. Nahim Razzaq, MP and Principle of Adamjee Cantonment College, Brigadier General Tameem Ahmed Chowdhury (OSP, NDC, PSC) was present in the ceremony as the special guest. BANMUN 2015 had ten committees: Economic & Financial Committee, International Monetary Fund, UN Security Council, Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environmental Programme, UN Human Rights Council, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, and Nobel Laureates. 

BANMUN 2015 invited the Director (UN) of Foreign Affairs ministry, Mr Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, as the dignitary who discussed his experience with the delegates. The curtain of the conference was drawn over in the presence of Honorable State Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid MP and the Secretary General of BANMUN 2015 Mohammad Mamun Mia who awarded the best delegates and other awardees, appreciating their performances. Among others, UNIC Officer-in-Charge M. Moniruzzaman was present.

UNYSAB’s Flood Support Reaches 3 Districts

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United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh led relief operation for the flash flood victims of the country, Support Flood Victim, covered three districts across the country: Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Faridpur.

In three districts, almost seven hundred families were provided with relief goods respectively on August 26, August 27 and August 31. The relief package included rice, lentils, oil, salt, biscuits and salines. Members of the organization have distributed more than 3000 kilograms of rice, 500 kilograms of lentils, 250 litters of oil, 300 kilograms of salt, a thousand packets of biscuit, and another thousand packets of saline. Bangladesh has been experience floods in many part of the country from April of this year. At least 900000 people have been affected as of July 2017, and thousands of families have been displaced by the floods in north-east, north-west and south-west region of the country. It is predicted that, a third of the country went under water. In response to this one of the worst floods in the history of the country, UNYSAB declared an urgent call to action on August 17 and with coordinated efforts managed to accumulate a large quantity of relief goods from the well-wishers and the members of the organization.

The chairman of the organizations Board of Trustees, Associate Professor Syed Md. Shaikh Imtiaz, PhD, also the Chairman of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka led the initiative from the forefront. Assistant Professor of the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Md. Iftekharul Amin, and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Brac University, Dr. Taufique Joarder constantly supported the initiative. Besides, many individuals provided monetary and strategic assistance to UNYSAB with a view to supporting the flood victims.

 

The document attached with the article is a partial list of flood victims, who were provided with support on August 26. More updates are yet come.

UNYSAB Condemns Rohingya persecution

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On behalf of the youth of Bangladesh, United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) would like to express its shock, sorrow and condemnation of the ongoing persecution against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. We are deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the civilians who have been forcefully evicted from their homeland. It has been reported that many of these civilians have been killed during the recent security operations by the Myanmar government in northern part of the Rakhine state.

As violence and persecution against the Rohingyas, often called the most persecuted minority in the world, dramatically escalated since August 25, 2017, thousands of Rohingya civilians, mostly women and children, arrived in no man’s land along Bangladesh-Myanmar border seeking refuge in already over-populated Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. According to a report published in August 29, 2017 by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), from August 25 to August 27, in three days, at least 5200 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh. Again, according to a previous report by UNHCR, an estimated 200,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas fled the security operations between October 2016 and February 2017 and entered Bangladesh. The report further added that Bangladesh still could not legalize 70,000 newly arrived Rohingyas and the government is struggling to manage food, shelter and medicine for millions of Rohingyas already stranded in different refugee camps and make shift settlements in Bangladesh. As the situation across the border is worsening day by day, thousands of Rohingyas are still fleeing and gathering in no-man’s land along Myanmar- Bangladesh border where they have no access to any humanitarian aid. For a long time there has been severe humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, now there could be a humanitarian catastrophe unless United Nations intervenes and humanitarian access is granted.

Under these circumstances, United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) urges to deploy UN Peace Keeping Force in the conflict prone Rakhine state of Myanmar to protect lives and property of Rohingya civilians. From our commitment to peace, safety and security of all human beings we would like to appeal to all nations especially to the neighboring countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh to initiate dialogue to bring an end to the violence and to initiate the process of rehabilitation of millions of Rohingyas in their homeland.

Sincerely, Mohammad Mamun Mia President United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB)

Shadow Youth Parliament 2019

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United Nations Youth & Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) & Centre for Men & Masculinities Studies (CMMS) jointly organized Shadow Youth Parliament supported by ActionAid Bangladesh on 7 November 2019 at the IDB Bhaban Auditorium, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. This event was organised to give our youth a clear view of how the parliamentary debates take place to execute the bills, promote and talk about the parliamentary areas and other state related issues.

Hundreds of youth came from all corners of the country to participate at this event where they discussed about the problems along with the possible solutions in their constituency and promote youth agenda for the achievements of SDG 2030. The registration for this event was free of cost. The youths were divided into two groups after that. The division was done on the basis of the writings of them where they showed their current problems in the constituency area to the whole model parliamentary meeting and proposed the solutions to the problems as well. The ones with best fifty writings were invited as delegates and other 250 participants were invited as observers to learn and enjoy the session.

Guest of honor at the inauguration ceremony was the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh – Ms. Farah Kabir . Honorable Members of the Parliament – Nahim Razzaq MP (Shariatpur-3) , Waseka Ayesha Khan MP (Women Seat 7) and Rumana Ali MP (Women Seat 14) were present as Special Guests. Chief of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) – Md Moniruzzaman , Executive Director of CMMS – Ms Tahia Rahman , President, United Nations Youth & Students Association of Bangladesh – Ms. Shammy Wadud were present at the daylong 9 to 5 session.The session was chaired by Dr. Shaikh Imtiaz – Associate Professor & Former Head of the Department, Women & Gender Studies, University of Dhaka ; Chairman of Centre for Men & Masculinities Studies (CMMS) ; Chairman and a Trustee of United Nations Youth & Students Association of Bangladesh. 

In the first half of this session, the panel talked about various issues from our history to current emergence. They motivated the youth with their words, inspired them to work for good governance and diplomacy and also advised them for their future. In the latter half, the actual Shadow Youth Parliament was conducted where Dr. Shaikh Imtiaz – founder and chairman of the trustee board of UNYSAB, acted as the Honorable speaker. The shadow parliament discussed many large scaled to small scaled problems of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. 

The session started by getting the delegates into two equal parts. One part acted as the government and the other as the opposition of government. Both parties debated fiercely on recent issues such as widespread of dengue, problems of water and other necessities in the constituency area, preventive measures and etc. The best delegates were awarded in the last part of the program, the award ceremony and all of the participants were provided with certificates for their enthusiasm to make this program a success.

Before executing the event, UNYSAB held its first workshop on Shadow Youth Parliament on 24th August at the BSK Auditorium. The speakers list included Honorable MP Ms. Rumana Ali ; UNDP head of Communications Mr. Md. Abdul Quayyum ; Program Officer of  UN Capital Development Fund Mr. Galib Ibn Anwarul Azim ; CEO & MD Spellbound Leo Burnett Mr. Arefeen Rumman ; Founder and Chairman of the trustee board of UNYSAB Dr. Shaikh Imtiaz and President of UNYSAB Ms. Shammy Wadud. It was amazing to have a panel of prominent speakers and had a daylong session where the participants got to know about the basics of parliamentary ROP, debate and the constitution of Bangladesh. This successful interactive session paved the way for the actual Shadow Youth Parliament held in November.

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