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- 14 Oct 2014
14 Jul 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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