Female local leaders build their confidence through training and television debates


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 is organized by the […]

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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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“UNDP Talks!”, 2 October: Gaming and development

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UNDP TALKS! Dialogues on Development Matters How can games solve development issues? We are pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Gordon, associate professor in the department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, Boston, USA. At the end of September, Dr. Gordon will be leading a three-person team from Emerson’s Engagement Lab to […]

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UN Factsheet: Global Response to Ebola Crisis


22 September, New York: The current Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen. It is no longer simply a public health crisis; it is a complex emergency, with significant, social, economic, humanitarian, political and security dimensions. The UN has been an integral part of West Africa’s remarkable recovery and the Ebola crisis […]

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New joint programme for disaster management in Bhutan

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15 September 2014, Thimphu: Together with the Royal Government of Bhutan, UNDP in Bhutan has prepared a joint programme with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on disaster preparedness and recovery in Bhutan. This first joint UNDP – UNOOSA programme in the world will focus on forest fire prevention, safe building practices and […]

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