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.


Recent posts

Special Representative of the SC on VAC call on

  The Resident Coordinator of UN in Bhutan, Gerald Daly met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (VAC), Marta Santos Pais on May 8 at the UN House. During their bilateral meeting, they discussed on issues related to violence against children and the way forward for Host Governments and the […]

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Joint UN Statement

Kuzuzangpola. Your Excellency, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN ASG, UNDP Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific and Regional UNDG Chair, ASG Nikhil Seth of UNITAR, Excellencies, Dashos, members of civil society, distinguished participants, colleagues from UN agencies and entities (based both internally and externally), ladies and gentlemen. Introduction […]

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Launch of ABS Products

The Prime Minister of Bhutan launches nature-based products The Honourable Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dasho Tshering Tobgay launched nine nature-based products today at the Taj Tashi, Thimphu. The products were anti-wrinkle cream, massage balm, liniment, massage oil, perfume, soaps, and hand sanitizer to support sustainable rural livelihoods. Speaking at the launch, the Honourable Prime Minister said, […]

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