The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,800 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 98 last year. Bhutan is ranked number 90 out of 124 troop and police contributing countries. Bhutan currently deploys a total of 25 uniformed personnel, including 3 females, to 9 peacekeeping missions.
UNFPA launched the State of the World Report 2019. The year 2019 marks two important milestones in the field of reproductive health and rights: 50 years since UNFPA began operations, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. The report shows that while much has been gained, much […]Read More
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Mr. Gerald Daly, presented his credentials to the Honorable Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dr. Lotay Tshering today. This follows the de-linking of the RC System from the UNDP on 01 January 2019, as a result of the UN Secretary-General’s Reform of the UN Development System. The RC system brings […]Read More
Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the opening of the National Stock-taking Consultation on Justice for Children yesterday. Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) in collaboration with UNICEF organized the consultation workshop to strengthen cooperation among key stakeholders involved in administering justice for children. The need for specialized procedures for children who come in […]Read More
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