International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

 

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework, reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.

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Zero Waste Hour

  The UN family led by the Resident Coordinator joins His Excellency the Prime Minister, representatives from the government and international organizations to observe the “Zero Waste Hour” by cleaning the area around the Takin Preserve Zoo in Sangaygang. The “Zero Waste Hour” was launched by Her Majesty, the Gyaltsuen, on 2 June as an […]

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United Nations in Bhutan Country Results Report 2018

Click to download: Annual Results Report 2018  

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Launch of Digital Access to Research (DAR)

The United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, the United Nations in Bhutan and Faculty of Nursing and Public Health launched the Digital Access to Research (DAR) today.   The Technology Bank aims “to strengthen the science, technology and innovation capabilities of the world’s least developed countries, so that they are no longer […]

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