“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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A new report finds: gender gaps still exist in Bhutan

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26 August 2014, Thimphu: The Bhutan Gender Equality Diagnostic report, launched yesterday, finds that significant gender gaps still exist in Bhutan, most notably in education and unemployment. The report was produced through a partnership of the UN in Bhutan with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC).

The report looks at eight priority sectors identified by ADB and UN Bhutan in close consultation with NCWC:

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Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience: a recipe for more equal human development

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22 August 2014, Thimphu: The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) was launched in Bhutan by the Honorable Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, Minister of Labour and Human Resources and Ms Christina Carlson, UNDP Resident Representative. This year the UNDP report focused on the theme of “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”. The main message […]

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