http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter2014-08-31T14:40:03.607ZPress CenterAdobe CQLaunch of the UNDP Human Development Report firstname.lastname@example.orgThe concept of life cycle vulnerability is particularly relevant for Bhutan. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are extremely important for brain, physical and emotional development. While Bhutan has made commendable progress by reducing the number of its underweight children by almost half from 2008 to 2012, more than one third of Bhutanese children still suffer from stunting. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/08/22/launch-of-the-undp-human-development-report-20142014-08-25T04:11:15.044Z2014-08-25T04:11:15.044Z Time is now to provide universal social services, strong social protection and decent jobs, says 2014 Human Development Report email@example.comIn Bhutan, an estimated 12 per cent of the population is poor and poverty is rural areas (16 %) is alarmingly higher than poverty in urban areas (1.8%) . Additionally, Bhutan’s Multi-dimensional Poverty Report of 2012 highlights that the largest contributor to national poverty is due to deprived education at 43 percent.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/20/-time-is-now-to-provide-universal-social-services-strong-social-protection-and-decent-jobs-says-2014-human-development-report-2014-08-20T06:33:22.754Z2014-08-20T06:33:22.754ZMESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS “500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”firstname.lastname@example.orgThere are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/08/18/message-on-the-500-day-mark-to-the-conclusion-of-the-millennium-development-goals-500-days-of-action-to-build-a-better-world-2014-08-18T03:57:19.714Z2014-08-18T03:57:19.714ZBhutan's Parliament tests ‘Virtual Zomdu’ email@example.comThe National Assembly Speaker, Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo, met his constituents in Monggar and had more than an hour of real-time discussion. But this time he did not have to travel to his constituency; the representative and the electorate were connected by video conference.
http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/29/bhutan-s-parliament-tests-virtual-zomdu-facility2014-08-06T05:50:05.743Z2014-08-06T05:50:05.743ZCreation for Gaming on Youth Employment in Bhutan firstname.lastname@example.org://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/07/23/creation-for-gaming-on-youth-employment-in-bhutan-2014-07-25T04:55:23.351Z2014-07-25T04:55:23.351ZBlog Post: Engage the youth where they spend their time... Onlineemail@example.comIn Bhutan, youth are the largest unemployed demographic; nationally, 7.3% were unemployed in 2012, and in urban areas it was nearly double that. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/07/14/blog-post-engage-the-youth-where-they-spend-their-time-online-2014-07-14T09:57:49.732Z2014-07-14T09:57:49.732ZAdvocating for Youth Volunteerism and Post-2015 in Bhutannoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiClose to 40 participants representing government, civil society, academia, media, UN staff and different volunteer organizations gathered at the UN House to exchange ideas on how youth volunteerism can influence the formulation and implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda for Bhutan.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/06/18/advocating-for-youth-volunteerism-and-post-2015-in-bhutan2014-06-25T08:59:04.276Z2014-06-25T08:59:04.276ZBhutan takes on world’s largest climate change project firstname.lastname@example.orgThe government together with UNDP convened the Inception Meeting for the world’s largest climate change adaptation project. The project “Addressing the Risks of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions”, aims at responding to immediate and urgent climate change adaptation needs. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/06/12/bhutan-takes-on-world-s-largest-climate-change-project-2014-06-12T12:19:04.146Z2014-06-12T12:19:04.146ZEducating for Gross National Happiness enriches the universal values of email@example.comThe United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, ended his eight day mission to Bhutan, noting that “educating for ‘Education for Gross National Happiness’ (GNH) is an important way to achieve the education objectives set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Mr. Singh said, highlighting that Bhutan has already met all the education-related Millennium Development Goals set by the UN.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/06/03/educating-for-gross-national-happiness-enriches-the-universal-values-of-education2014-06-03T12:17:35.631Z2014-06-03T12:17:35.631ZBhutanese youth to attend Youth 2015 Forum in New York firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the first time, two young Bhutanese will attend the “Youth2015 Forum: Realizing the Future They Want” at the United Nations in June. They will bring the voice of Bhutanese youth into global discussions on development challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals and shaping the future development agenda.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/05/30/bhutanese-youth-to-attend-youth-2015-forum-in-new-york-2014-05-30T12:37:01.494Z2014-05-30T12:37:01.494ZUN human rights expert to assess education reforms in his first official visit to Bhutan email@example.comUnited Nations Special Rapporteur Kishore Singh will be visiting Bhutan from 26 May to 4 June 2014 to assess education reforms and the education of vulnerable children, among other issues.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/05/23/un-human-rights-expert-to-assess-education-reforms-in-his-first-official-visit-to-bhutan-2014-05-29T05:36:42.758Z2014-05-29T05:36:42.758ZVolunteers engage Bhutanese people in having their say at the UN through MY World firstname.lastname@example.orgNearly 800 people let the world know what matters most to them at the Tarayana Fair in Thimphu last week-end. UNDP Bhutan and the UN Volunteer programme (UNV), in cooperation with the Tarayana Foundation, mobilized volunteer students from YHS Tarayana School Club to engage people to vote in the global MY World survey. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/05/07/volunteers-engage-bhutanese-people-in-having-their-say-at-the-un-through-my-world-survey2014-05-07T04:20:56.404Z2014-05-07T04:20:56.404ZBhutan to implement world’s largest Climate Change Adaptation Project under LDC Fundnoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiBhutan will soon implement the largest Climate Change Adaptation project in the World. The project, titled - “Addressing the Risks of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions” is the second adaptation project in Bhutan funded through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/18/bhutan-to-implement-world-s-largest-climate-change-adaptation-project-under-ldc-fund2014-04-22T05:56:43.389Z2014-04-22T05:56:43.389ZUNDP Bhutan’s Environment portfolio completes its gender mainstreaming email@example.comOver the past two days UNDP concluded its last phase in the gender mainstreaming initiative for its energy and environment portfolio. Five projects were identified in 2012 in the startup phase making them suitable for the gender mainstreaming effort.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/16/undp-bhutan-s-environment-portfolio-completes-its-gender-mainstreaming-objectives2014-04-16T11:01:04.548Z2014-04-16T11:01:04.548ZThe world celebrates first ever International Day on Sport for Development and Peacenoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiGeneva – The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/02/the-world-celebrates-first-ever-international-day-on-sport-for-development-and-peace2014-04-02T05:02:54.807Z2014-04-02T05:02:54.807ZThimphu joins millions across the world to observe Earth Hournoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiStudents and residents of Thimphu came together as part of the global movement UNDP organized to observe Earth Hour. The Centenary Park went black at 6.30 pm and people lit candles and lamps to observe the Earth Hour.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/29/thimphu-joins-millions-across-the-world-to-observe-earth-hour2014-03-31T08:20:13.314Z2014-03-31T08:20:13.314ZEarth Hour in Bhutan firstname.lastname@example.orgIn Thimphu as part of the global movement UNDP is partnering with Dorje Events to observe Earth Hour. The open event will take place at the Centenary Park in Chalingmithang and is targeting young children and the local community to participate in a lamp/lantern making session using a recycled jars and paints. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/25/earth-hour-in-bhutan-2014-03-31T04:31:25.767Z2014-03-31T04:31:25.767ZUNDP TALKS: UNDP on Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovationnoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiSpeaking to over forty participants, UNDP’s David Galipeau, Leader of Knowledge and Innovation Management Regional Team - Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok spoke on the vast potential of entrepreneurship and innovation in Bhutan.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/25/undp-talks-undp-on-youth-entrepreneurship-and-innovation2014-04-04T06:35:31.482Z2014-04-04T06:35:31.482ZImproving Bhutanese livelihoods by promoting traditional crafts and textiles email@example.comTo mark the joyful occasion of the International Day of Happiness, UNDP signed a new project on the promotion of Brand Bhutan today. The project document was signed between the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and UNDP Bhutan.http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/20/improving-bhutanese-livelihoods-by-promoting-traditional-crafts-and-textiles-2014-03-20T11:08:59.681Z2014-03-20T11:08:59.681ZBhutan celebrates International Day of Happiness firstname.lastname@example.orgTo mark the joyful occasion of the International Day of Happiness, UN staff and development partners in Bhutan joined the government in commemorating the event in a traditional style. http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/20/bhutan-celebrates-international-day-of-happiness-2014-03-20T10:06:42.167Z2014-03-20T10:06:42.167Z