The representativ es of the EU and the UNDP together with LGD (Local Government Division) Secretary visited Rangpur Division on 5 May to kick-off the second phase activities of the Village Courts project. During the visit, the delegation also observed a Village Courts (VC) session and exchanged views with the local communities to find out how the access to justice in the rural communities can be further improved.
As Chair of the Delegation for relations with South Asia, we express our deep concern and condemnation of the ongoing killings in Bangladesh, following the latest killing of two LGBT activists yesterday, one of whom was the editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine.
Brussels, 22 April 2016 European Commission - Statement "On Sunday 24 April 2016, it will be exactly three years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a tragic event that claimed more than 1,100 lives.
The First Bangladesh-EU Dialogue on Migration Management was held today at the State Guest House Meghna, Dhaka. Md. Shahidul Haque, the Foreign Secretary led the Bangladesh delegation while the ten-member EU delegation was led by Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Global and Economic Issues, European External Action Service.
We are deeply saddened by the news of the murder yesterday in Dhaka of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella, employed by the Netherlands-based NGO ICCO. Our thoughts are with Mr Tavella's family, friends and colleagues as well as with the Italian authorities, to all of whom we convey our deepest condolences.
Those responsible for this act must be brought to justice. Mr Tavella was working in Bangladesh to improve the lives of local citizens. We will stand firm in upholding the values of solidarity and life.