The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji and the Head of Office of the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the Food and Dietary Guidelines for School-aged Children during the first National School Nutrition Day. The observation of the national day marks an important step in the joint initiative of WFP and the ministries of Education and Health towards reducing Non-Communicable Diseases and micronutrient deficiencies in Bhutan. WFP assists the Royal Government of Bhutan in improving the nutrition and health of the school children through more nutritious school meals made from local food, interactive nutrition education and parents/community support to promote better dietary and health habits among school children from 6-18 years.
On April 10, Lungo one of the most remote settlements in Bhutan opened its early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. UNICEF and the Ministry of Education inaugurated the centre for more than 15 children of the nomads. “This is the first time that an ECCD has been set-up at such a remote community on a […]Read More
The UN Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Gerald Daly, met with the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Data Literary Workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23-25. Also seen in the photograph is National Programme Officer of UNFPA in Bhutan, Dechen Chime, National Coordinator of UN Women in Bhutan, Rinzi Pem, and […]Read More
UN Resident Coordinator’s address to the members of the National Council on 6 June 2018 “I have always maintained that the destiny of the country lies in the hands of our people. The time has come for us now to draw up a written Constitution and establish a political system which will enable the […]Read More
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