UNICEF ED Anthony Lake makes his maiden visit to UN Bhutan

The UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, met the UN Bhutan staff members. With his visit being scheduled right after the UN General Assembly and the endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Anthony Lake talked to the staff members on the critical role that the country office will play in achieving the agenda 2030. “The […]

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Bhutan starts the journey towards agenda 2030 with UNDP

As a part of being a ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) priority country’, Bhutan has started the process towards the 2030 development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Experts from UNDP’s Regional Hub in Bangkok have already conducted sensitization programmes for parliamentarians, media and civil society and government agencies on SDG localization. The programme is a […]

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UN enables ‘a small Bhutan’ to make ‘global impacts’ says NA Speaker

24 October, 2014: Speaking to representatives of the United Nations, other international agencies and ministers of the Royal Government of Bhutan, to commemorate the 70 years of United Nations, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jigme Zangpo applauded the UN for having worked towards global peace and security in keeping with its mandate. Addressing the […]

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Road safety deaths higher in Bhutan than more populated, neighboring countries

Bhutan has a higher probability of road accident casualties as compared to countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh that have populations more than 200 percent as compared to Bhutan’s. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global status report on road safety, 2015, annual deaths per 100,000 people in the country are more than 15. On […]

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Energy efficient stoves cooking new breed of women leaders

Pema Choki, a Non Formal Education (NFE) instructor in Khaling, Trashigang, is now gearing up to run for the upcoming local government elections. Five years back, Pema would have not even imagined to stand up to such leadership roles. Pema said that her confidence level has drastically improved with increasing interaction with the communities through […]

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