Australia joins UN to restore water treatment plant in Gelephu

November 25, 2016: Australia today, committed a total of AUD 100,000 to the United Nations, to support the Royal Government’s reconstruction efforts of the Gelephu Thromde water treatment plant, which was severely damaged by the devastating flooding in July. AUD 100, 000 (USD 73,947) will be channeled through the United Nations Development Programme to support […]

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Post Disaster Needs Assessment Report

Post Disaster Needs Assessment

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Secretary General’s Message: 2016 International Day of Tolerance

The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world. Refugees and migrants continue to face closed doors and clenched fists. Violent extremists continue to target people solely because of their faiths and traditions. […]

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UN Secretary General’s opening remarks to the press at CoP 22

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to begin my day with a meeting with the distinguished members of the media. Thank you for covering this very important meeting on climate change. Ladies and gentlemen, No country, however resourceful or powerful, is immune from the impacts of climate change. That is why we have seen […]

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UN Staff donate blood and discuss what it means to work for the UN

“You see little children playing by the roadside grappling in dust and dirt. Five years ago, they were just somebody else’s children. Now when I see them, I start thinking about their wellbeing and education”, described UNICEF Bhutan’s Education Officer, Sangay Jamtsho as he spoke on what it means for him to be working for […]

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