The ideas emerging from a significant change in thinking about development has led to the concept of sustainable development which is also the focus of the UN Bhutan’s work with the Government and the people in Bhutan. UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere developed a scientific network of local sites that are experimenting with sustainable development at the level of a landscape. There are now almost 700 biosphere reserves in the world. In South and Central Asia, there are 44. The Royal Botanical Park has been identified as a proposed site for Bhutan’s first biosphere reserve. The 9th meeting of the South and Central Asia Man and Biosphere Network is taking place in Thimphu.
Despite the lush greenery that surrounds Ngarpongtang village in Thangrong, Bhutan, until recently, it was impossible to grow vegetables there. “I used to have to go to other villages to exchange pinewood for vegetables,” says Wangdi, a 54-year-old farmer. “We couldn’t get vegetables to grow here.” Water was a scarce resource in this […]Read More
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and members of the UN Country Team today, met with the Ambassadors of EU Member States and briefed the delegation on the work of the UN in Bhutan. The delegation, led by H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, EU Ambassador to India and Bhutan, are in Bhutan on their Joint Annual Visit.Read More
The Asia-Pacific region has a poor track record when it comes to preventing foodborne illnesses, resulting in the deaths of 225,000 people each year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, during an event marking the first World Food Safety Day. “Worldwide, each year, unsafe food or water kill more people than […]Read More
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