21 Oct 2014
Over the last two weeks, 38 Tshogpas (local leaders of Chewogs, or the 1,044 basic electoral precincts in Bhutan) took part in a training on Applied Community Leadership Development at the Bhutan Institute for Training and Development in Thimphu. The training was organized by the Department of Local Governance, MoHCA, and supported by UNDP
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22 Aug 2014
The concept of life cycle vulnerability is particularly relevant for Bhutan. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are extremely important for brain, physical and emotional development. While Bhutan has made commendable progress by reducing the number of its underweight children by almost half from 2008 to 2012, more than one third of Bhutanese children still suffer from stunting.
20 Aug 2014
Time is now to provide universal social services, strong social protection and decent jobs, says 2014 Human Development Report
In Bhutan, an estimated 12 per cent of the population is poor and poverty is rural areas (16 %) is alarmingly higher than poverty in urban areas (1.8%) . Additionally, Bhutan’s Multi-dimensional Poverty Report of 2012 highlights that the largest contributor to national poverty is due to deprived education at 43 percent.
18 Aug 2014
MESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS “500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”
There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.
29 Jul 2014
The National Assembly Speaker, Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo, met his constituents in Monggar and had more than an hour of real-time discussion. But this time he did not have to travel to his constituency; the representative and the electorate were connected by video conference.
- 23 Jul 2014
14 Jul 2014
In Bhutan, youth are the largest unemployed demographic; nationally, 7.3% were unemployed in 2012, and in urban areas it was nearly double that.
18 Jun 2014
Close to 40 participants representing government, civil society, academia, media, UN staff and different volunteer organizations gathered at the UN House to exchange ideas on how youth volunteerism can influence the formulation and implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda for Bhutan.
12 Jun 2014
The government together with UNDP convened the Inception Meeting for the world’s largest climate change adaptation project. The project “Addressing the Risks of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions”, aims at responding to immediate and urgent climate change adaptation needs.
03 Jun 2014
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, ended his eight day mission to Bhutan, noting that “educating for ‘Education for Gross National Happiness’ (GNH) is an important way to achieve the education objectives set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Mr. Singh said, highlighting that Bhutan has already met all the education-related Millennium Development Goals set by the UN.
30 May 2014
For the first time, two young Bhutanese will attend the “Youth2015 Forum: Realizing the Future They Want” at the United Nations in June. They will bring the voice of Bhutanese youth into global discussions on development challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals and shaping the future development agenda.
23 May 2014
United Nations Special Rapporteur Kishore Singh will be visiting Bhutan from 26 May to 4 June 2014 to assess education reforms and the education of vulnerable children, among other issues.
07 May 2014
Nearly 800 people let the world know what matters most to them at the Tarayana Fair in Thimphu last week-end. UNDP Bhutan and the UN Volunteer programme (UNV), in cooperation with the Tarayana Foundation, mobilized volunteer students from YHS Tarayana School Club to engage people to vote in the global MY World survey.
18 Apr 2014
Bhutan will soon implement the largest Climate Change Adaptation project in the World. The project, titled - “Addressing the Risks of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions” is the second adaptation project in Bhutan funded through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
16 Apr 2014
Over the past two days UNDP concluded its last phase in the gender mainstreaming initiative for its energy and environment portfolio. Five projects were identified in 2012 in the startup phase making them suitable for the gender mainstreaming effort.
02 Apr 2014
Geneva – The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.
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