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 remains to be done to empower those who are not yet able to enjoy their rights and whose choices are still constrained. The pursuit of rights and choices for all is ongoing, with new challenges emerging all the time.
What the future holds in terms of changes in population growth, contraceptive use, and sexual and reproductive health and rights will both determine and be determined by the ability of women and girls to achieve their full potential as members of their societies. And this will be determined, in no small part, by how the world takes forward the ICPD achievements and addresses the shortfalls.
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 […]Read More
The United Nations, led by the World Food Programme in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, organized a three-day Earthquake Preparedness Simulation in Thimphu. The main purpose of the simulation was to stress-test the current set-up of practical procedures for responding to a disaster between the key […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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