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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Advocating on key concerns for women, children and youth

Shaheen and Jigme

2 March 2015, Thimphu: As part of advocacy on key concerns for children, women and youth in Bhutan, UNICEF Representative, Ms. Shaheen Nilofer formally presented seven policy briefs to the Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly, Lyonpo Jigme Zangpo on March 2, 2015. The concerns mentioned in the briefs include reducing stunting and giving children the […]

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Bhutan MDG Sub National Report

Bhutan MDG report cover

5 February 2015, Thimphu: Since 2000, Bhutan has published no less than three progress reports on the status of the Millennium Development Goals. Each of these reports has indicated that the country as a whole is on track to achieve most of MDG targets by 2015, but there has been little data on achievements, challenges and disparities at the […]

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Report of the UNDAF Country Programme Board 2014

CPB report

15 January 2015, Thimphu: The Country Programme Board (CPB) is responsible for implementing and monitoring development activities under the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). It is jointly chaired by the Gross National Happiness Commission and the UN, and composed of secretaries of relevant ministries, representatives from civil society and those UN Heads of Agencies that […]

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