UN SG’s Message on The International Day of the United Nations Peacekeepers


29 May 2016, Honouring Our Heroes – The confidence that the world places in United Nations peacekeeping is reflected in its massive growth in recent years, in terms of both numbers and complexity. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- […]

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First female Bhutanese peacekeeper finds her calling in Liberia


Thimphu, Bhutan – Liberia and Bhutan are different in just about every way, but that didn’t stop Captain Nono of the Royal Bhutan Police from joining the ranks of the United Nations Peacekeepers serving in Liberia. “In December 2014, I was deployed to the United Nations Mission in Liberia – the first woman ever to […]

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Time to Deliver: UNEA-2 must promote a global transformation of attitude and practice

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Two years ago, I was honoured to participate in the inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly, the world’s highestlevel decision-making body on the environment, comprising all 193 United Nations Member States, and involving major stakeholders from business and civil society. The establishment of the UNEA by the 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development marked a […]

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WFP commends Bhutan on Roadmap for National School Meals Programme


Press Release, Thimphu – Bhutan has made impressive steps towards establishing a nationally-owned, sustainable school meals programme, a senior official of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said in a meeting on Tuesday with Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan. “Giving a child a meal at school is a simple, cost-effective […]

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World Health Assembly highlights importance of multisectoral action on health


24 MAY 2016 | GENEVA – Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, addressed the World Health Assembly today. She stressed the links between climate change and health, including those related to the spread of vector-borne diseases. Her address was followed by a technical briefing that underscored the need […]

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