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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    “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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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