World Water Day

Kengkhar Gewog in eastern Bhutan is an example of a whole community facing severe water shortages due to climate change. There was not a single day, 54-year old Lungten Zangmo, remembers not worrying about the challenges of not having access to water. It was a common sight to see children and women fetching water from distant common sources in their community, often at night. Many young children had to sacrifice their education as fetching water for their homes was considered a more pressing domestic need.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’s MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY  OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (9 August 2018)   Indigenous peoples have a profound spiritual connection to their lands and resources.  Yet, increasingly, indigenous persons are migrating within their countries and across international borders.  The reasons are complex and varied.  Some are subject to displacement or relocation without […]

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It’s World Immunization Week!

Vaccines protect children against disease and death, saving up to 3 million lives every year. In short,#VaccinesWork. Bhutan joins the global community in observing the World Immunization Week April 24-30 – a key global movement held every year to re-focus attention on the importance of vaccination for children. #UNICEFBhutan #ForEveryChild #ProtectedTogether  

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Data Literacy Workshop

The UN Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Gerald Daly, met with the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Data Literary Workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23-25. Also seen in the photograph is National Programme Officer of UNFPA in Bhutan, Dechen Chime, National Coordinator of UN Women in Bhutan, Rinzi Pem, and […]

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