The UN Bhutan together with Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF), Bhutan Foundation and the Civil Society Organization Authority organized an executive training program targeted towards CEOs/Executive Directors and Senior Management who are responsible for funds mobilization on in November 2018 in Bhutan. The topic covered during the course were:
Host: Dr. Karma Phuntsho
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: Dzongda Dorji Dhradhul
Currently the Dzongda of Gasa, Dorji Dhradhul has a Master in Science in Agriculture Extension and Rural Development from the University of Reading from the United Kingdom. His specific areas of expertise are in rural development, trade negotiations, geographical indicators, farmers groups & cooperatives, research extension linkages, and agricultural marketing, education and communication. He enjoys reading and writing (has over 11 publications published). He also enjoys playing golf and tennis and is interested in abstract art.
Date: 13 December 2018
Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa
Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Please register for your participation through the following link:
Dechen Wangmo, Paro
Nov 16, 2018
The UN Resident Coordinator, Gerald Daly, announced the creation of the best development story category at the closing of the first-ever One United Nations Media Workshop held in Paro over the last two days.
“We want to support journalism in Bhutan. We also want to get out good stories about the great development work that is happening here in Bhutan,” UN Resident Coordinator Gerald Daly said.
The award is to recognise the importance of the role of development journalism in a developing country like Bhutan.
The Director of the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, Derk Segaar, taught development journalism to Bhutanese journalists at the One UN Media Workshop.
Development journalism, he says, essentially means in-depth and well-researched stories about issues that are long-term and affect the common people.
Derk Segaar explained how development journalism differs from everyday quick-fire reportage and its importance for Bhutan.
“With news, people get stuck in day-to-day stories. They know what happened yesterday and what is about to happen tomorrow.”
But some of the biggest challenges the ordinary people in Bhutan face are longer term issues, he says.
“The issues include health, education, environment, nutrition, food security and all kind of issues that are much longer term. They are at the heart of what is really important for ordinary people in Bhutan,” Derk Segaar said.
He added it’s important to tell those stories and that the United Nations in Bhutan is looking forward to working closely with the media in Bhutan to bring these issues to life and change the lives of the Bhutanese.
The UN staff attended a short session on ethics by the Anti-Corruption Commission at the UN House today. The UN in Bhutan is currently observing the Ethics Leadership Month (October) through dedicated learning events to help staff members reflect and dialogue on ethics.
The members of the National Council led by the Chaiperson, Thrizin Tashi Dorji, signed the Book of Condolences for the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, at the UN House in Thimphu and is open till Friday, August 24, 2018. Kofi Annan passed away on August 18.
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 UN House in Thimphu and is open till Friday, August 24, 2018. Kofi Annan passed away on August 18.
On the passing of the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 18 August 2018, the United Nations family in Bhutan would like to express our deepest condolences to his family members.
We thank the Royal Government of Bhutan for initiating the lighting of a thousand butter-lamps at the Tashichho Dzong on Wednesday, 22 August.
The United Nations is opening a Book of Condolences for all well-wishers at the UN House in Kawangjangsa, Thimphu until 24 August.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a true global leader.
“We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.’
May his soul rest in peace.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’s MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (9 August 2018)
Indigenous peoples have a profound spiritual connection to their lands and resources. Yet, increasingly, indigenous persons are migrating within their countries and across international borders. The reasons are complex and varied. Some are subject to displacement or relocation without their free, prior and informed consent. Others are escaping violence and conflict or the ravages of climate change and environmental degradation. Many migrate in search of better prospects and employment for themselves and their families.
Migration is an opportunity, but it also carries inherent risks. Many indigenous migrants find themselves living in unsafe and insanitary conditions in urban areas. Indigenous women and girls experience disproportionately high rates of trafficking and other forms of violence. Indigenous youth are faced with complex questions regarding their identity and values.
In some countries, indigenous peoples’ territories are divided by international borders. Cooperation across these borders is important to safeguard their identity, occupations and traditional practices.
Later this year, Member States are expected to adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This will establish an international framework for regional and global cooperation. It will provide a platform to maximize the benefits of migration and support vulnerable migrant groups, including indigenous peoples. It is essential that the rights and identities of indigenous peoples are protected.
On this annual observance, let us commit to fully realizing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the rights to self-determination and to traditional lands, territories and resources. And, wherever they live, let us ensure that indigenous peoples enjoy recognition for their contributions and the opportunity to thrive and prosper in peace on a healthy planet.
Every year, millions of children, women and men fall into the hands of traffickers, lured by fake promises and deceit. Human trafficking has become a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise, affecting nearly every country in the world. #EndHumanTrafficking #HumanTrafficking