13th RTM concludes highlighting LDC graduation, innovation and the 12th FYP


“Bhutan, as small as it may be, could be an innovation hub”, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay as he delivered his Round Table Meeting (RTM) closing remarks. Lyonchen further added that innovation, such the Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey, need to be celebrated and used for, “Our own good but also share it with the […]

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13th Round Table Meeting starts

RTM Side Event

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, UN Assistant Secretary General Haoliang Xu, and the Foreign Affairs minister Damcho Dorji launched the 12th Five Year Plan guideline during the opening of the Round Table Meeting. United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang Xu: We gather to celebrate Bhutan’s development successes, consider its challenges, and reflect on our respective roles […]

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What Bhutan’s leaders feel about women in the changing world of work

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Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the 2017 International Women’s Day Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage […]

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GNHC talks innovation and quality delivery for future UN support


March 3, 2017: United Nations support for the 12th Five Year Plan and innovation for well targeted interventions were the highlights presented by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Secretary, Dasho Thinley Namgyel as the new Resident Coordinator Gerald Daly presented his credentials. He acknowledged that the UN has already started providing support for the […]

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