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  • 14 Jul 2014
    Blog Post: Engage the youth where they spend their time... Online!

    In Bhutan, youth are the largest unemployed demographic; nationally, 7.3% were unemployed in 2012, and in urban areas it was nearly double that.

  • 25 Mar 2014
    UNDP TALKS: UNDP on Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Speaking 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.

  • 20 Mar 2014
    Bhutan celebrates International Day of Happiness

    To 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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