About the United Nations in Bhutan


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 21st September 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.


Delivering as One


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, UN Bhutan has been delivering collaborative results through specialized resident UN agencies including:


Bhutan UNDAF One Programme


In Bhutan, as in other countries in the world, our work is guided by the United Nationals Development Action Framework (UNDAF) One Programme 2013 – 2018, the strategic programme framework that outlines collective response of the UN system to national development priorities.


UN Agencies in Bhutan


The UN Country Team, which is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, is composed of eight resident UN agencies, funds and programmes and 14 non-resident UN agencies, funds and programmes. 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.

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