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Photography exhibition ‘Humans of ICPD: Faces of Bangladesh’

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
The photography exhibition titled ‘Humans of ICPD: Faces of Bangladesh’ by photographer Naymuzzaman Prince is going on at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
MA Mannan MP, Planning Minister, attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while UNFPA Bangladesh representative Asa Torkelsson also attended the opening ceremony as the special guest.
Humans of ICPD: Faces of Bangladesh
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 a lot of success in different areas, specially on human rights, population, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and sustainable development.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is playing an important role in achieving those improvements. They are working closely together with different stakeholders where the rights of women and girls are key to development.
This photo exhibition will put 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 will not only inform key stakeholders about the ICPD Programme of Action's principles but also highlight why ICPD is so important if Bangladesh is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Naymuzzaman Khan Prince is a social photographer and visual story teller, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His main areas of interest are socio-cultural subjects such as women and women rights, culture and identity, worker, health, population and development, environment and climate change, politics and political violence, religion etc.
His work has been featured in national and international publications as well as exhibited in Bangladesh and abroad, both in solo exhibitions and in international festivals.
The exhibition will continue till November 12. Visiting Hours:  Monday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am to12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm), and Sunday is closed. n

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