Bhutan attends the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)


Thimphu, 17 November 2014 – Bhutan will be attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) from 19 to 21 November 2014 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The goal of the ICN2 is to improve nutrition through national policies and effective international cooperation. The conference is jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]

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Nominations for the International Volunteer Day 2014


  4 November 2014, Thimphu: International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December in 2014 will pay special tribute on people’s participation in making a difference locally, nationally and globally. In Bhutan, the planning to celebrate the IVD is ongoing with the UN, government and civil society partners. One of the highlights this year will be the […]

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Path forward laid out for legal aid in Bhutan

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3 November 2014, Thimphu: The increase in court cases, rising complexity of legal issues and the consequent challenges in gaining access to justice were at the forefront of a meeting exploring the issue of legal aid, organized in Thimphu from 27 to 28 October 2014. More than 80 participants from Bhutan’s government, the judiciary and civil […]

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Aspiring female leaders build their confidence through training and television debates


31 October 2014, Thimphu: In total 34 aspiring female leaders from 16 dzongkhags (districts) were excited to start the training “S-STAR 2: Women’s Leadership Journeys” at the official opening ceremony held on 30 October, 2014 at the Faculty of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu. The 53-day training programme to empower women for leadership in local governance […]

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UN Day 2014: Celebrating 40 years of UN development support to Bhutan


27 October 2014, Thimphu: The United Nations Day, 24 October, was celebrated in Thimphu with a series of events throughout the day. In the morning, UN staff members gathered in the front yard to hoist the flag and recite the Oath of Office. The day continued with a butter lamp ceremony at the Tashichhodzong, hosted […]

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