Six more Bhutanese join UN peacekeeping mission

Bhutan has contributed six more security personnel to the United Nations peacekeeping forces which brings the total number of Bhutanese UN peacekeepers to 23. The officers will serve in the African Union/UN hybrid operation in Darfur. Started in 2007, the mission, is protects civilians and provides security for humanitarian assistance, monitors and agreement and promotes […]

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Accepting and preventing HIV in Bhutan

“Everyone’s not Wangda”, says Wangda Dorji as he talks about how he has handled social stigma of being an HIV positive person since his first appearance on national television in 2011. Wangda was speaking at the UN Talk on combating HIV in Bhutan on 27 July. Wangda recalled how one of his four children was […]

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Advocating happiness without drugs and alcohol

“I was 12 when my friends suggested that we try marijuana in an old hut”, remembered a recovering drug addict as he shared his experiences on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking campaign on 26 June. The young recovering addict shared how that, ‘First dose’ did the damage and led to his […]

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Walking into Parliamentarian Shoes

Student parliamentarians in action

25 July, 2015, Paro: Jigme Zangpo, the speaker of the National Assembly expressed his appreciation as he observed the students of Shari Higher Secondary School act as parliamentarians and showcased how a Bill is passed in the National Assembly and the National Council before it is submitted to His Majesty the King for Royal assent. […]

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Promoting ethics and integrity to address corruption effectively

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To promote a culture of integrity in various institutions and prevent misconducts, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan launched a review report on Ethics and Integrity in Bhutan. The review was conducted by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub experts on request of the Commission. The review identified gaps and recommended ways to improve integrity in institutions […]

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