RC’s Statement for UN day (Pangrizampa)- 24 October

“…it would be important to reflect on and understand the timeless values and intuitive attributes of our ancestors that enabled them to achieve phenomenal success. Firstly, it is the values emanating from Tha Damtse, the sublime trust and bond among the unique concept of the Tsa Wa Sum. Secondly, it is Dremba, the innate sensibility […]

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RC’s Statement for UN day (UN House)- 24 October

“Today, GNH has come to mean so many things to so many people but to me it signifies simply – Development with Values. Thus, for my nation today GNH is the bridge between the fundamental values of kindness, equality and humanity and the necessary pursuit of economic growth. GNH acts as our National Conscience guiding […]

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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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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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Celebrating World Population Day 2019: ICPD at 25 years

  World Population Day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, established as the Day the world population reached 5 Billion on 11 July 1987. It is the most important day in the UNFPA calendar, taking on extra significance this year when we mark the 50th anniversary of UNFPA’s founding, […]

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Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty

  The commemoration of October 17 each year demonstrates how we can achieve greater participation by enabling people from all walks of life to come together to respect the human rights and dignity of people living in poverty. The participation of children and young people has always been encouraged and supported as an integral part of October 17 observances at […]

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Zero Waste Hour

  The UN family led by the Resident Coordinator joins His Excellency the Prime Minister, representatives from the government and international organizations to observe the “Zero Waste Hour” by cleaning the area around the Takin Preserve Zoo in Sangaygang. The “Zero Waste Hour” was launched by Her Majesty, the Gyaltsuen, on 2 June as an […]

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