The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States, the mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
On September 21, 1971, the Royal Government of Bhutan became the 128th member of the United Nations. The Office of the United Nations in Bhutan was established in early 1974. Since then, the country has been home to many UN agencies, funds and programmes that together support the Government in delivering national development needs and improving the socio-economic conditions of the people of Bhutan.
In 2008, Bhutan adopted the ‘Delivering as One’ approach to overcome systemic fragmentation within the UN and focus better on collective performance, efficiency, accountability and results. The change helped secure and strengthen the UN’s role at the heart of the multilateral system. Since then, the UN in Bhutan has been delivering collaborative results through specialized resident UN agencies including: Bhutan United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) One Programme.
In Bhutan, as in other countries in the world, our work is guided by the UNDAF One Programme 2013 – 2018, the strategic programme framework that outlines collective response of the UN system to national development priorities.
The UN Country Team comprises of eight resident UN agencies and 14 non-resident UN agencies, which is led by the UN Resident Coordinator. The Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Government, leads the UN Country Team in advocating the mandate of the United Nations, while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.
Read by Mr. Gerald Daly, UN Resident Coordinator I would be grateful for A moment of silence for all the people who recently lost their lives in the air crash in Ethiopia and the families they leave behind. “Today, GNH has come to mean so many things to so many people but to […]Read More
Topic: Youth Matters in Development Host: Dr. Karma Phuntsho is the founder of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in Bhutan as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research. Speaker: Aum Dorji Ohm is the Executive Director of Bhutan Youth Development Fund. She is also the […]Read More
The Chief Advisor of the Interim Govenment, Thrimchi Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk and representatives from the government after signing the Book of Condolences for the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, with the Resident Coordinator of United Nations in Bhutan and members of the UNCT. The Book of Condolences was signed at the […]Read More
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