New joint programme for disaster management in Bhutan

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15 September 2014, Thimphu: Together with the Royal Government of Bhutan, UNDP in Bhutan has prepared a joint programme with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on disaster preparedness and recovery in Bhutan. This first joint UNDP – UNOOSA programme in the world will focus on forest fire prevention, safe building practices and […]

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A new report finds: gender gaps still exist in Bhutan

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26 August 2014, Thimphu: The Bhutan Gender Equality Diagnostic report, launched yesterday, finds that significant gender gaps still exist in Bhutan, most notably in education and unemployment. The report was produced through a partnership of the UN in Bhutan with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC).

The report looks at eight priority sectors identified by ADB and UN Bhutan in close consultation with NCWC:

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Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience: a recipe for more equal human development

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22 August 2014, Thimphu: The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) was launched in Bhutan by the Honorable Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, Minister of Labour and Human Resources and Ms Christina Carlson, UNDP Resident Representative. This year the UNDP report focused on the theme of “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”. The main message […]

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The first seminar on comprehensive sexual education in Bhutan

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August 2014, Paro, Bhutan – The Paro College of Education and the UNFPA co-organized the first ever national seminar on sexuality education on 8-9 August, 2014. Over 320 key stakeholders including policy-makers, local experts, educators, civil society representatives, students and teachers shared their experiences and good practices on sexuality education in formal and non-formal educational […]

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Parliament tests ‘Virtual Zomdu’ facility

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29 July 2014, Thimphu: The National Assembly Speaker, Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo, met his constituents in Mongar and had more than an hour of real-time discussion. But this time he did not have to travel to his constituency; the representative and the electorate were connected by video conference. The Speaker said: “Such video conferencing facility is […]

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