Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, UN Assistant Secretary General Haoliang Xu, and the Foreign Affairs minister Damcho Dorji launched the 12th Five Year Plan guideline during the opening of the Round Table Meeting.
United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang Xu: We gather to celebrate Bhutan’s development successes, consider its challenges, and reflect on our respective roles in supporting the sustainable development of Bhutan. I am struck by his humility and his dedication to people centered-development. I recall one quotation of His Majesty’s that I came across in preparation for today. He said “the world must progress together, or fail together.”
Bhutan will implement the menu optimizer tool called the PLUS initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP). This tool is an online software that calculates the most nutritious and cost effective school feeding menus to ensure dietary diversity based on local food where possible. It will help substitute import goods by locally produced food to […]Read More
The UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, will be in the country to co-chair the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) with the Lyonpo Dr. Tandin Dorji, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan which will take place in Thimphu from 12-14 March 2019. The RTM, organized by the Royal Government and in collaboration with United […]Read More
The United Nations call for applications for the UN Youth Climate Summit, to be held at UN Headquarters on 21 September, and that the UN is offering 100+ “Green Tickets” for young climate activists, innovators, entrepreneurs and change-makers to attend the event. Interested youth must apply by 19 July: www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtmlRead More
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