International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework, reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
Picture Courtesy: Kuensel The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted an evacuation drill in collaboration with WHO Country Office and the UN office on 30 July. The drill was a part of the Health Emergency and Disaster Contingency Plan 2016, which mandates the need to conduct mock or evacuation drills in health facilities including the […]Read More
The political and legislative representation of women in Bhutan marked yet another milestone with the launch of the Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus which is a multi-stakeholder, multi-party, non-partisan and inclusive platform to unite and strengthen the voice and visibility of women advocates for gender equality in all spheres of development policies and laws. This is […]Read More
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bhutan, Mr. Gerald Daly, presented his credentials to the Honorable Prime Minister, Lyonchen Dr. Lotay Tshering today. This follows the de-linking of the RC System from the UNDP on 01 January 2019, as a result of the UN Secretary-General’s Reform of the UN Development System. The RC system brings […]Read More
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