WHO Representative’s statement at the Media Workshop on 12th FYP and health related SDGs

Media have huge potential to influence health-related behaviors and perceptions, especially in countries like Bhutan where people have huge trust on information that appears in the public sphere. The general public often uses this information to make decisions and participate in issues that affects their lives. This way journalists play a huge public role, and […]

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RC’s opening statement at the Immigration & Border Management Capacity Build Programme

“Our pursuit of balanced and equitable socio-economic development brought about immense prosperity for our people. For example, enlightened economic policies ensured that benefits from valuable national resources such as hydropower was neither captured by a narrow economic elite nor influential foreign investors. Instead it was judiciously developed by the state to strengthen our economy and […]

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RC’s Opening Statement at the National Environment Strategy Workshop

  (First workshop of the Task Force of the National Environment Commission of Bhutan for the revision of the National Environment Strategy) “When we look at the future, we see the world in a state of ominous uncertainty. Human activities have led to imbalance in nature and ecological shifts that cause growing problems like climate […]

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RC’s Statement at the Launch of the State of the World Population Report 2019

  “The image of a shared planet must always be present in our minds – and especially in the minds of those who are in positions of leadership… There is only one starting point to resolve any problem – big or small – that is one’s self. Each one of us must embark upon our […]

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UN Joint Statement for Round Table Meeting 2019

Read by Mr. Gerald Daly, UN Resident Coordinator   I would be grateful for A moment of silence for all the people who recently lost their lives in the air crash in Ethiopia and the families they leave behind.   “Today, GNH has come to mean so many things to so many people but to […]

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RC’s statement at International Mother Language Day

Lyonpo Loknath Sharma, Minister of Economic Affairs, Speaker of the National Assembly, Wangchuk Namgyel, Ambassador of Bangladesh, Dashos and esteemed dignitaries. “Contemplate! For what a grave mistake it will be to stand proud as nation on the hard work of our forefathers, the successes of our past and on the admiration and respect of the […]

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RC’s closing statement for launch of Bhutan Dialogues online portals

“I am confident that the younger generation will serve the country by not just showing up to work but working with innovation and dynamism; by not just doing business but creating new types of businesses and services; by not just saying they love the country but showing it in action and deed and; by not […]

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RC’s statement Women in Politics, leadership and governance

“The highest achievement of one hundred years of Monarchy has been the constant nurturing of Democracy. This has culminated with the first sitting of Parliament and the start of Democracy, where my father the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and I, hereby, return to our people the powers that had been vested in our kings by our […]

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RC’s statement at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“As we look to the future, I want to impress upon you three words that come to my mind – Evolve, Adapt, and Upgrade…Going forward, we are going to grow old together, and move into the future as one family. We are all on the same path, our goals, objectives and dreams, and our future […]

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RC’s statement at the Panel Discussion at Australia Awards South and West Asia – 2018 Regional Alumni Workshop

“When we look at the future, we see the world in a state of ominous uncertainty. Human activities have led to imbalance in nature and ecological shifts that cause growing problems like climate change and natural calamities.”– His Majesty the King. Australia Awards

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RC’s Statement at closing of One UN Media Workshop

  “The rights to freedom of information, expression and of the media enshrined in the Constitution are fundamental to democracy. In our small nation, media can be even more effective in encouraging debate and participation, vital to building a vibrant democracy.”- His Majesty the King One UN Media Workshop

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Bhutan at the UNGA

Statement made by the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government of Bhutan, Thrimchi Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Bhutan Statement

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International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

RC’s statement for International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking (June 26, 2018 at Paro) Introduction “An estimated 68 percent of the people who use drugs and substances get them from their peers and another 16 percent get drugs and substances through cross border exchange. Cannabis users account for 72 percent of the total […]

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National Council Induction Session

  UN Resident Coordinator’s address to the members of the National Council on 6 June 2018 “I have always maintained that the destiny of the country lies in the hands of our people. The time has come for us now to draw up a written Constitution and establish a political system which will enable the […]

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UN Leadership & Interning in UN Bhutan

  The Resident Coordinator of UN in Bhutan, Gerald Daly, visited the Gaeddu College of Business Studies , Samtse College of Education and College of Science and Technology. Attached is the power point presentation on “UN Leadership & Interning in UN Bhutan” final PPT for RC mission to Chukha and Samtse 30 april  

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Launch of ABS Products

Opening “There cannot be enduring peace, prosperity, equality and brotherhood in this world if our aims are so separate and divergent, if we do not accept that in the end we are people, all alike, sharing the Earth among ourselves and also with other sentient beings, all of whom have an equal role and stake […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

Opening Quote “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” How true are the words of the famous ‘child whisperer’ Coach Elaine Hall. Kuzuzangpola Parents and families of special children, Chairperson of ABS Board of Trustees Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, distinguished guests, ABS […]

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United Nations Bhutan Retreat

  5 key messages We need to anticipate the future…(and assist the RGoB on the ‘last mile”) Given Bhutan’s fragile environment and weak disaster preparedness, its critical to give priority-importance to disaster preparedness and response system. A tighter financing environment requires us to do smarter resource mobilization. It is important to ensure critical UN mandates […]

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Bhutan Dialogues

Welcome to your UN House and to the 6th session of Bhutan Dialogues. As you  would  have known by now, Bhutan Dialogues is an open space for dynamic conversations on issues of national interest and with the objective to listen, share and refine our ideas in pursuit of social progress. Our Theme for today is […]

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International Women’s Day

  Kuzuzangpola. “Our work should equip the next generation of women to outdo us in every field. This is the legacy we will leave behind,” Rupi Kaur. Your Royal Highness, Gyalsem Sonam Dechan Wangchuck. Honorable Minister for Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Honorable Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen, the Honorable Speaker of the […]

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Social Media: Emerging Patterns & Discourses

Speaker: Dorji Wangchuk Dorji Wangchuk is currently a researcher, PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Macau – with research focus in social media, sociolinguistics and discourse studies. He worked in the Bhutan Broadcasting Service from 1986 to 2006 and then from 2009 to 2013 he served as the Director of Royal Office of the Media under His Majesty the King’s Secretariat. Host: Gerald Daly Gerald Daly  is the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Bhutan . Prior to his appointment as RC for Bhutan, he served as Policy Adviser and Team Leader of Programme, Joint Funding and Business Operations in the UN Development Group. His focus areas included ensuring cross-UN ownership and development of Delivering as One at both strategic and operational levels along with funding/implementation of integrated policy work. Date: Wednesday 10, 2019 Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ADD ON SESSION by Pema Euden, a Mathematician, and an author Topic: How to Succeed Academically  Pema Euden is the author of Coming Home(2008) and Lomba(2016). She was the youngest author of Bhutan in 2008. Pema graduated with Highest Honors from The University of Texas at El Paso(UTEP)in 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Mathematics.  She was awarded the Academic and Research Excellence Undergraduate student in Mathematics by the College of Science, UTEP. Please click on the link to register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bhutan-dialogues-being-the-change-changes-the-being-tickets-62633004001  

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International Women’s Day

The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all […]

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RC presents credentials to PM

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Mr. Gerald Daly, presented his credentials to the Honorable Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dr. Lotay Tshering today. This follows the de-linking of the RC System from the UNDP on 01 January 2019, as a result of the UN Secretary-General’s Reform of the UN Development System. The RC system brings […]

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