New UN Secretary General joins office

January 1, 2017: January 1, 2017: The year 2017 marks the beginning of a new era for the United Nations with the two-term Secretary General (SG), Ban Ki-moon, completing his role as the eighth SG on December 31, 2016 and Mr. António Guterres taking over as the ninth SG. Having witnessed humanitarian crises all over […]

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UNDP Bhutan invites National Consultants with Project Preparation and Programming Expertise

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Position: Project Preparation and Programming Expert-National Consultant Duration: 25 working days (Until 10th March 2017) UNDP Bhutan invites proposals from local qualified and experienced consultants to undertake the following tasks: 1) Assessment of gaps and implementation constraints for GEF/LDCF project. 2) Design multi criteria/tool to review resource allocation. 3) Review and revise GEF Tracking Tools […]

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UN SG calls for an inclusive world embracing all humanity’s diversity

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Following is UN Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December: Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has […]

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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported. The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable […]

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Australia joins UN to restore water treatment plant in Gelephu

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November 25, 2016: Australia today, committed a total of AUD 100,000 to the United Nations, to support the Royal Government’s reconstruction efforts of the Gelephu Thromde water treatment plant, which was severely damaged by the devastating flooding in July. AUD 100, 000 (USD 73,947) will be channeled through the United Nations Development Programme to support […]

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