Inclusive Governance and Access to Justice
We are focused on addressing inequality with weak civil society and young judicial and legislative institutions. We are supporting the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Royal Government in Bhutan in their efforts to provide equal opportunities for all, particularly those at most risk of being left behind, while strengthening the capacities of women and vulnerable groups. It will do so through a mixture of technical support, capacity development, research and advocacy such that, by 2023:
(1) National and local government capacity to integrate, monitor and report on Sustainable Development Goals and priority actions to meet international agreements is improved. (2) The enabling environment for civil society to help advance opportunities for and increase resilience of targeted vulnerable groups has improved; as have the capacities of vulnerable groups to have their voices heard and acted on; (3) Parliament and justice sector capacities and approaches are strengthened with increased inclusion, transparency and accountability.
PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Supporting the Government of Bhutan in providing equal opportunities for all and ensuring no one is left behind more
UNDP presents His Majesty the King of Bhutan a Special Award of Recognition
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.
Gender Responsive Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Bhutan
The Royal Government of Bhutan and United Nations Development Programme Bhutan signed the project Gender Responsive Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Bhutan on 4th January 2019. This project builds on the Royal Government of Bhutan and UNDPs extensive foundational work that supports low-carbon development.
Human Development Advances as Democracy Progresses in Bhutan
Bhutan’s growing democracy has helped advance development, with an independent judiciary, a vigorous parliamentary structure, an accountable and transparent government, and an emerging civil society, according to a new National Human Development Report.
Bhutan steps up efforts to remain carbon neutral in the transport sector
UNDP is supporting Bhutan in its efforts to transition to electric vehicles to cut down on fossil fuel emissions. The initiative aims to have 300 taxi operators trade in their fossil-fueled vehicles to electric ones within three years.
Forging Stronger Partnerships for a Prosperous Bhutan
UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General, Achim Steiner, who is in Bhutan, acknowledged the long-standing partnership between Bhutan and the United Nations.