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20 Nov 2013
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
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
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
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.
29 Oct 2013
As we gather here today to discuss and deliberate further on the formulation of National Entrepreneurship Strategy for Bhutan, I would like to urge everyone to take this opportunity to share knowledge and experiences on the role of entrepreneurship development in stimulating growth and development in Bhutan.
24 Oct 2013
United Nations Day is a chance to recognize the organization’s contributions to peace and common progress. The day is important to reflect on what has been achieved and what more can be done for a better world.
07 Oct 2013
Over two days, UNDP facilitated sessions in the government’s orientation programme for National Council and National Assembly members. A half-day session was held with National Council members on 3rd October 2013, and a two-hour session with National Assembly members on 7th October 2013.
17 Sep 2013
With support from UN Women and UNDP, the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) is conducting a two-week mediation training for 61 women local leaders from eleven dzongkhags in Paro.
15 Sep 2013
This year the theme adopted by the UN for the International Democracy Day is ‘Strengthening the Voices for Democracy’. The UN system has been undertaking global and national consultations, including in Bhutan, on the vision of development beyond Millennium Development Goals’ target date of 2015.
15 Sep 2013
Following the global theme "Strengthening Voices for Democracy", in partnership with the Institute of GNH Studies (IGNHaS) and UNDP Bhutan, the International Day of Democracy was observed at the Paro College of Education. The event was designed to understand the importance of bringing youth issues and concerns to the forefront of policy debate.
12 Sep 2013
New York, 11 September 2013—The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.
06 Sep 2013
For the first time in Bhutan, more than 30 representatives from the media, justice system and government gathered this week in Thimphu to discuss the relationship between the media and the judiciary, and the role of both institutions in ensuring greater public understanding of the law and legal rulings.
06 Sep 2013
A strong, independent judiciary and media each play distinct and important roles in a democratic society. A good working relationship between the two, based on mutual respect and understanding, can help ensure that a delicate balance of informing the public and administering justice is struck.
03 Sep 2013
New York, 2 September, 2013 - Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.
31 Jul 2013
The new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Christina Carlson presented her credentials to Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Gyalyong Tshokhang this morning.
25 Apr 2013
On April 25, UNDP's Energy, Environment and Disaster Management Unit organized a Gender Scoping Workshop in Thimphu to create awareness among staff, implementing partners and beneficiaries about gender issues in development.
12 Apr 2013
On April 12, in Thimphu, a further consultation took place as part of the UN System in Bhutan and the Royal Government of Bhutan's Post-2015 National Consultation process. This stage of the ongoing consultations was addressed towards development stakeholders in the country, with attendees from government, civil society and NGOs, autonomous agencies, dratshang, private sector, media, youth and UN staff.
03 Apr 2013
3 April, Thimphu | The 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) themed “The Rise of the South: Human Progess in a Diverse World” highlights the unprecedented rate of economic development in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
04 Mar 2013
In March of 2013, members of the UN Country Team in Bhutan joined The Bhutanese Broadcasting Service (BBS) in a tour around the country in order to take part in the international Post-2015 Consultations, arranged by the UN Development Group.
01 Jan 2013
In 2013, the UNDP Energy, Environment and Disaster Management unit will engage in three new major projects in Bhutan, beginning with planning at the policy level for two of these, and moving towards implementation of the third.
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- UNDP in Bhutan Launches Youth@Work Bhutan, an Online Game Platform to Source Solutions for Youth Unemployment from the Public 10 October 2014, Thimphu – In an effort to engage Bhutanese society in productive dialogue that creates solutions to the problems of youth unemployment, UNDP Bhutan is launching Youth@Work Bhutan on Community PlanIt. Community PlanIt is an online social media game that gives any person with 3G or internet access, the ability to participate in a conversation that will help inform UNDP’s recommendations to the Royal Government of Bhutan regarding several issues pertaining to youth employment. The game will go live — online — for three weeks, from 24 October – 14 November, 2014. Youth unemployment is a serious issue in Bhutan. Youth (ages 15-24) are the largest unemployed demographic in the country with 9.6 percent unemployed in 2013. In urban areas the numbers are increasing quickly, from 13.5 percent in 2012 to 22.8 percent in 2013. Therefore, creating gainful employment for youth, with a focus on quality of employment, has become a key priority for the Royal Government of Bhutan, as reflected in the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2013-2018), which aims to reduce youth unemployment from its current level to 2.5 percent. In Community PlanIt: Youth@Work Bhutan, players are given “challenges” posed as questions, which examine issues of youth employment. Over the course of three week-long themed missions, players will have the opportunity to share their opinions, earn points (“coins”) for thoughtful answers and engaging with others on the site, and then to allocate those coins to player-created “Causes” – small, local projects. The exciting design aspect of Youth@Work Bhutan is that any player can create a cause. The top three coin earners among the “causes” will each win Nu 50,0000 at the conclusion of the game. UNDP in Bhutan is especially interested in Causes that create opportunities for youth to network or launch entrepreneurial projects with seed funding. Input from game participants in Youth@Work Bhutan are expected to provide new insight and generate the most relevant policy recommendations to Government ministries on youth employment in rural and urban areas. Earlier in October, consultants from the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, who created the Community PlanIt platform in 2012, visited Bhutan and met with UNDP, officials of the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources, the Institute for Management Studies, and other local agencies to create and promote the game. A 2-day design workshop was held in Paro with local youth leaders, school principals, government officials and others to engage them directly in the process of game-based thinking as an approach to solving development issues. The participants also provided insight and information about the issues facing Bhutanese youth that will be incorporated into the content of the online game. Community PlanIt has been used in a number of planning contexts in the United States and around the world, including in the country of Moldova, where it was successfully used to engage the public on the issues of youth unemployment in that country. Please go to https://communityplanit.org/youthbhutan/ to register for the game. It’s free! And, if your cause is one of the top three, you will win Nu. 50,000 as seed funding to implement your idea! Tell your friends, family, teachers to play the game and think of a great cause together! Everyone’s participation is essential for the success of the game! For more information about the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, please visit www.elab.emerson.edu For more details on the Youth@Work Jigme Dorji,Portfolio Manager Economic Integration & Innovation, UNDP email@example.com,Mobile: 17613780 Scott Bohachyk,Junior Professional Consultant Poverty Unit, UNDP, firstname.lastname@example.org,Mobile. 1755 9819 http://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/10/10/undp-in-bhutan-launches-youth-work-bhutan-an-online-game-platform-to-source-solutions-for-youth-unemployment-from-the-public/ 10 October AT 09:05 AM
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