Investing in the youth to help Bhutan grow and develop better

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Bhutan’s launch of its first Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP) and Constitution is a good example to engage youth in community development as cited by the 2016 Asia Pacific Human Development Report. The report says that, ‘One possibility’ is to integrate it BCP as a routine element of national education curricula. Titled, “Shaping the Future: How […]

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Buddhist Nuns in Bhutan Gain Valuable Life Skills

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Thimphu, Bhutan: “If we have life skills, we are not only able to help ourselves, but we can also help others,” 22-year-old Tandin Lham, a Buddhist nun, said of her recently obtained life skills education. Life skills-based sexuality education has become crucial for the development of young people in Bhutan as it helps them to […]

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UNDP: Fastest population shift in history means make or break for Asia-Pacific

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Launched earlier this week, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Asia Pacific Human Development Report says, the region is undergoing the fastest population shift in history, taking it to a make or break. Titled, “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, the report notes how Asia-Pacific countries have more working-aged people and […]

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End malaria for good

Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel, Minister for Information and Communications with Dr. Ornella Lincetto, the WHO Representative opening the malaria control and prevention exhibition.

The World Malaria Day is celebrated today at the Sarpang Central School, Sarpang District with the theme End Malaria for Good. Sarpang District is the malaria hotspot district in the country contributing more than 64% of the total cases in the country. The event was graced by Lyonpo D N Dhungyel, Hon’ble Minister for Information […]

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Kinga Singye, the Permanent Representative of Bhutan to UN, presents credentials UN Director General in Geneva

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March 3, 2016: Ambassador Kinga Singye, the new Permanent Representative of Bhutan, presented his credentials to the Director General of the United Nations in Geneva, Mr. Michael Møller. He has also been accredited as Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations Environmental Programme in Kenya; Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme and the […]

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