UNDP today presented a Special Recognition Award to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, of Bhutan, for his leadership in advancing human development and the wellbeing of Bhutanese people.
Bhutan celebrated its women artisans on this year's International Women's Day. A report of a national survey on violence against women and children was also launched as part of the celebrations.
How Bhutan is overcoming water challenges magnified by the onset of climate change
UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General, Achim Steiner assured UNDP’s continued partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan during his meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering this morning.
For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development. Communities face a range of climate-related hazards: shrinking glaciers and water reservoirs; a higher incidence of diseases spread by mosquitos and floods; as well as more frequent flash floods, forest fires and landslides.
High up in the Eastern Himalayas is one of the greenest countries in the world. While many nations are struggling to reduce their carbon emissions, the Kingdom of Bhutan is already carbon negative.

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0.8 million

Population

70.6 years

Life Expectancy at Birth

86.9%

Renewable Energy Consumption

72.3%

Forest Area

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