A Happy Farewell after 25 years with UNICEF Bhutan

Thapa car

Sher Bahadur Thapa will be retiring at the end of May after serving UNICEF for 25 years as a driver. He is popularly known as Sr. Thapa by colleagues because he is the senior most serving staff member, and to distinguish him from another Thapa in UNICEF office. We had a Q&A session with him […]

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Better social protection can tackle inequalities, UN report says


15 May 2015, Thimphu: The 2015 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific was launched in Bhutan yesterday. This annual flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) shows mixed progress with significant reductions in extreme poverty, but with rising income inequality and slow growth […]

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HeForShe gender equality campaign in Bhutan

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“Violence against women and girls is a global problem; it harms women, families, communities and societies. We can only stop it by working together. Women and men.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General In September 2014, UN Women launched the global HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality, with a campaign running until 2016. By signing the […]

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How safe is your food?


20 March 2015, Thimphu: Between 20 March and 1 April, UN in Bhutan and Hotel Le Meridien Thimphu invite everyone in Bhutan to share a picture of their food on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The aim is to create awareness on ways to avoid diseases related to insecure food. The photographer behind the best picture […]

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Simpler financial procedures for better development results

Rinzin Lhamo_left_and Sonam Yangchen of RAA

16 March 2015, Phuentsoling: Auditors from across Bhutan gathered in Phuentsoling today to learn more about new UN procedures for financial transfers to partners, and to generate ideas for further improvement. “Development results are improved when less time is spent on administrative tasks,” said Christina Carlson, UN Resident Coordinator.  “The UN is constantly striving to […]

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