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  • 19 Mar 2014
    Brand Bhutan to build public private partnerships and counter unemployment and poverty

    19 March 2014, Thimphu; A new project on the promotion of Brand Bhutan will be signed between the Royal Government of Bhutan, UNDP Bhutan, supported by the Government of Japan through UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund on 20 March 2014. The project will be carried out by UNDP with the Ministry of Economic Affairs as the lead implementing partner. A total of USD 348,840 is allocated for 2014-2015 activities by the Japanese Government.

  • 19 Mar 2014
    UNDP TALKS! Access to Justice for Human Development: Experiences from the Asia-Pacific

    The third of a series of on-going discussions under the umbrella UNDP Talks: Dialogues on Development was held on “Access to Justice” at the UN House today. Organized and led by UNDP Bhutan, Nicholas Booth, Policy Advisor from the Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok presented UNDP’s vast experiences with other countries on access to justice.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    UNDP Talks: "Microfinance and wellbeing: gender and environmental impacts in rural Thailand”

    The second of a series of development dialogues under the theme “UNDP Talks” took off today at the UN House. The relevance of the research for microfinance initiatives in Bhutan, including measuring wellbeing were some of the key discussion highlights.

  • 05 Feb 2014
    Promoting Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women: Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asia

    Following a series of gender consultations and sensitization workshops since 2006, the regional inception workshop for Promoting Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women: Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in South Asia project is being introduced today to chalk out the methodology, work plan and way forward with the relevant stakeholders to ensure efficiency, equity and poverty reduction in Bhutan.

  • 16 Jan 2014
    Making Elections Better in Bhutan

    The United Nations Development Programme, supported the LEP in drawing lessons from the 2013 elections to help improve processes and procedures in the electoral system, and to improve management of future elections.

  • 20 Dec 2013
    UNDP and Development Partners commit to meet Bhutan’s National Priorities

    Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme, and a range of development partners committed to reduce poverty, strengthen the economy, and sustainably develop infrastructure, at the recent 12th Round Table Meeting in Thimphu.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Christina Carlson: Statement at Bhutan's 12th Round Table Meeting

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Development Partners Commit to Meet National Priorities of 11th Five Year Plan

    The United Nations pledged its support to help Bhutan meet its challenges over the next five years through the new One UN Programme, 2014-2018.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Haoliang Xu: Statement at the 12th Round Table Meeting for Bhutan’s Development Partners

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Promoting youth employment is a development priority

    The Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF) Report on Youth and the Uniting for Youth Bhutan website were both launched at a special session of the 12th Round Table Meeting in Thimphu today.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Sixth Annual Country Programme Board (CPB) Meeting

    The CPB meeting co-hosted by the Gross National Happiness Commission and the UN System in Bhutan will examine major accomplishments, and look at how the next Bhutan One Programme can improve governance and better the lives of the people of Bhutan.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Aligning Development Aid to Meet National Priorities

    Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme, and a host of development partners will explore how to best meet the country’s economic and social priorities, at the 12th Round Table Meeting, in Thimphu on 11-12 December.

  • 01 Dec 2013
    “Getting to Zero – Together we are greater than AIDS”

    United Nations System in Bhutan joins the global community in general and Bhutan in particular in commemorating this important international world AIDS with the theme “Getting to Zero – Together we are greater than AIDS - Gearing towards elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV”.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Empowering Bhutan’s feminine local leaders on mediation skills

    25 November, Phuentsholing - Over 60 women leaders from across Bhutan attended two week mediation training on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Led by the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) the workshop was organized to arm women with required mediation skills and techniques for effective interventions when disputes arose in their communities. The training was held in Phuentsholing.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    COMMIT, ACT, DEMAND: Unite to end violence against women

    25 November, Phuentsholing - Initiated by the UN and in partnership with RENEW, the 2013 campaign on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) was observed to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls in Phuentsholing.

  • 20 Nov 2013
    Strategic interventions for Bhutan’s unemployed youth

    Thimphu, 20 November 2013 – UNDP with the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) held the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) workshop in the capital to prioritize interventions for addressing youth unemployment in Bhutan. The workshop validated bottlenecks and prioritized strategic interventions on the action plan to address youth unemployment in the country.

  • 20 Nov 2013
    Consultation on National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality

    Paro, 20 November 2013 – UNDP with the National Commission of Women and Children (NCWC) will hold a consultation on the National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality in Paro to prioritize socio-legal protection of women, economic empowerment and gender equality from 21-22 November. This effort is translated through gender mainstreaming efforts at legal and policy interventions and advocacy and awareness programs supported by UNDP Bhutan.

  • 19 Nov 2013
    Consultation on National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality

    Paro, 19 November 2013 – UNDP with the National Commission of Women and Children (NCWC) will hold a consultation on the National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality in Paro to prioritize socio-legal protection of women, economic empowerment and gender equality during 21-22 November.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Strategic interventions for Bhutan’s unemployed youth

    Thimphu, 18 November 2013 – UNDP with the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) will be organizing the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) workshop at Hotel Migmar to prioritize interventions for addressing youth unemployment in Bhutan.

  • 15 Nov 2013
    Consultation meeting for assessment on strengthening the role of civil society and media in Bhutan

    15 November, Thimphu – UNDP is undertaking an assessment to prepare for future programming with civil society and media in Bhutan. A series of workshops, surveys and consultations will be carried out in November to assess the strengths and constraints for civil society and media to promote people’s participation in democratic processes, public dialogue and discourse in Bhutan.