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  • 24 Oct 2013
    Commemorating UN Day in Bhutan

    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
    UNDP Orientation for Bhutan’s new Parliament

    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
    Bhutanese women leaders take on mediation training

    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
    IDD Speech on Strengthening Voices for Democracy

    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
    “Strengthening Voices for Democracy”

    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
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    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
    “Media, Ethics and the Judiciary” in Bhutan

    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
    Media, Ethics & the Judiciary Workshop

    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
    Appointment of New RBAP Director

    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
    New UN Resident Coordinator UNDP Resident Representative presents credentials

    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
    Gender Scoping Exercise Workshop

    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
    Stakeholder Development Post-2015 Consultations in Thimphu

    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
    “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” Launch of 2013 HDR Report

    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
    Regional Post-2015 Consultations take place across Bhutan

    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
    UNDP Environment support seeks forward-looking strategies in 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.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    Reducing Risks and Ensuring Preparedness

    Glaciers in Bhutan are receding at a rate of 30-60 meters per decade. The risk of potential disasters inflicted by GLOFs, pose new threats to lives, livelihoods and development.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    In pursuit of full employment

    The forum was prompted by Bhutan's issue of unemployment through the implementation of its 10th Five Year Plan. Addressing unemployment will continue to be emphasized in its next 5 Year Plan and is one of the 16 key results in its upcoming 11th Five Year Plan (2014-2018).

  • 15 Sep 2012
    Democracy Education Understanding Rights and Responsibilities in Bhutan

    The 2012 International Democracy Day (IDD) was appropriately themed "Democracy Education", befitting Bhutan's young democracy of four years. As with any fledgling democratic nation, there is room for improvement in order to transgress into a vibrant democracy.