International Day for eradication of Poverty


Secretary-General’s Message for 2016: We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet. Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling the mandate […]

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2016 World Food Day highlights climate change impacts on food security


The resounding message from this year’s World Food Day celebrations in Rome and in many countries is that climate change, hunger and poverty must be addressed together in order to achieve the sustainable development goals set by the international community. “Higher temperatures and erratic weather patterns are already undermining the health of soils, forests and […]

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UNDP-UNICEF train researchers on report writing to support National Assembly


Paro, October 3, 2016: To build a capable pool of researchers for supporting the Members of Parliament, the National Assembly, with support from UNDP and UNICEF, commenced a five-day training on research methodologies and report writing. Resourced by the Bhutan Institute for Training and Development, 34 assistant research officers recruited in August, were trained on […]

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Taking stand against ageism


2016 United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Thimphu, October 1, 2016: Today is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). In Bhutan, celebrations will take place, organized by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC). The guest of honour is Mr. Piet Vochten, acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan. During the […]

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UN Bhutan Country Results Report, 2015

2015 Results Report

The Royal Government of Bhutan and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) have been key partners in the country‚Äôs development for more than 40 years. In 2008, Bhutan adopted on a voluntary basis the integrated approach known as Delivering as One. This global initiative increases the effectiveness and impact of UN support through more coherent […]

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