13th Round Table Meeting starts

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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UN Resident Coordinator meets Ministers of Works and Human Settlement, Home Affairs and Finance

The new UN Bhutan Resident Coordinator presented his credentials to the Ministers of Works and Human Settlement, Home Affairs and Finance and discussed the current and future areas of UN support. Sustainable Development Planning: Lyonpo Namgay Dorji, “We are close to the end of the 11th Five Year Plan and the 12th plan formulation and […]

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