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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Country Programme Board Meeting

Honorable Co-chair – Dasho Thinley, Honourable Secretaries, Colleagues. Opening Let me join the Honorable Secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission in extending to all of you a very warm welcome to the 4th UN Bhutan Country Programme Board meeting. The fact that we are gathered here from many Government offices and UN agencies is […]

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Joint UN Statement

Kuzuzangpola. Your Excellency, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN ASG, UNDP Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific and Regional UNDG Chair, ASG Nikhil Seth of UNITAR, Excellencies, Dashos, members of civil society, distinguished participants, colleagues from UN agencies and entities (based both internally and externally), ladies and gentlemen. Introduction […]

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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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On the Passing of Kofi Annan

On the passing of the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 18 August 2018, the United Nations family in Bhutan would like to express our deepest condolences to his family members. We thank the Royal Government of Bhutan for initiating the lighting of a thousand butter-lamps at the Tashichho Dzong on […]

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In memory of Kofi Annan

The Chief Advisor of the Interim Govenment, Thrimchi Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk and representatives from the government after signing the Book of Condolences for the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, with the Resident Coordinator of United Nations in Bhutan and members of the UNCT. The Book of Condolences was signed at the […]

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