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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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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Earthquake Preparedness Simulation

  The United Nations, led by the World Food Programme in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, organized a three-day Earthquake Preparedness Simulation in Thimphu. The main purpose of the simulation was to stress-test the current set-up of practical procedures for responding to a disaster between the key […]

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Country Programme Board Meeting

During the Annual Country Programme Board meeting, the United Nations in Bhutan launched the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) for Bhutan for 2019-2023. The UNSDPF articulates the collective vision of the UN system in Bhutan for 2019-2023.  

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Ethics Leadership Month

The UN staff attended a short session on ethics by the Anti-Corruption Commission at the UN House today. The UN in Bhutan is currently observing the Ethics Leadership Month (October) through dedicated learning events to help staff members reflect and dialogue on ethics.

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