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Diplomats look forward to seeing democracy in action

Diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday expressed their hope to see democracy in action in polling centres across the city on February 1. “We look forward to seeing democracy in action in polling centres across the city,” they said in a joint ‘local statement’ on Dhaka city corporations’ elections. The Heads of Mission are Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit ... Read More »

From Digital Diplomacy to Data Diplomacy

By Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan 20 2020 (IPS) – The digital revolution arrived late at the heart of ministries of foreign affairs across the Western world. Ministries latched on to social media around the time of Tahrir Square and Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, beguiled by a vision of the technology engendering a networked evolution toward more liberal societies. Read More »

Swiss dev agency DG to visit Rohingya camps Monday

Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Ambassador Manuel Sager will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on Monday to observe the conditions of the Rohingyas and host communities. Sager will be here in Bangladesh until January 9 beginning from Sunday to better understand the key development challenges facing Bangladesh, including the ongoing humanitarian crisis in ... Read More »