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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2016 UN Day statement by the UN Bhutan Resident Coordinator, a.i.

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On this occasion, let me take the opportunity, on behalf of the United Nations family in Bhutan, to extend our sincere appreciation to the Royal Government of Bhutan for hosting the auspicious lighting of a thousand butter lamps and prayers for world peace and prosperity. A year ago, on 25 September 2015, the United Nations […]

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International Day for eradication of Poverty


Secretary-General’s Message for 2016: We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet. Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling the mandate […]

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2016 World Food Day highlights climate change impacts on food security


The resounding message from this year’s World Food Day celebrations in Rome and in many countries is that climate change, hunger and poverty must be addressed together in order to achieve the sustainable development goals set by the international community. “Higher temperatures and erratic weather patterns are already undermining the health of soils, forests and […]

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UNDP-UNICEF train researchers on report writing to support National Assembly


Paro, October 3, 2016: To build a capable pool of researchers for supporting the Members of Parliament, the National Assembly, with support from UNDP and UNICEF, commenced a five-day training on research methodologies and report writing. Resourced by the Bhutan Institute for Training and Development, 34 assistant research officers recruited in August, were trained on […]

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