http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-03-09T10:30:11.768ZArticlesAdobe CQDialogues on Development Mattersnoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiThe second of a series of development dialogues under the theme “UNDP Talks” took off today at the UN House. The relevance of the research for microfinance initiatives in Bhutan, including measuring wellbeing were some of the key discussion highlights.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/dialogues-on-development-matters2014-02-19T10:54:00.508Z2014-02-19T10:54:00.508ZPromoting Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women: Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asianoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiFollowing a series of gender consultations and sensitization workshops since 2006, the regional inception workshop for Promoting Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women: Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in South Asia project is being introduced today to chalk out the methodology, work plan and way forward with the relevant stakeholders to ensure efficiency, equity and poverty reduction in Bhutan. http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/05/promoting-gender-equality-and-empowerment-of-women-strengthening-gender-responsive-budgeting-in-south-asia2014-02-06T10:01:02.310Z2014-02-06T10:01:02.310ZUNDP and Development Partners commit to meet Bhutan’s National Priorities email@example.comBhutan, the United Nations Development Programme, and a range of development partners committed to reduce poverty, strengthen the economy, and sustainably develop infrastructure, at the recent 12th Round Table Meeting in Thimphu.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/20/undp-and-development-partners-commit-to-meet-bhutan-s-national-priorities-2013-12-20T10:25:56.467Z2013-12-20T10:25:56.467ZCOMMIT, ACT, DEMAND: UNITE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. firstname.lastname@example.org November, Phuentsholing - Initiated by the UN and in partnership with RENEW, the 2013 campaign on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) was observed to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls in Phuentsholing.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/25/commit-act-demand-unite-to-end-violence-against-women-2013-12-03T03:08:19.517Z2013-12-03T03:08:19.517ZEmpowering Bhutan’s feminine local leaders on mediation skills email@example.com November, Phuentsholing - Over 60 women leaders from across Bhutan attended two week mediation training on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Led by the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) the workshop was organized to arm women with required mediation skills and techniques for effective interventions when disputes arose in their communities. The training was held in Phuentsholing.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/25/empowering-bhutan-s-feminine-local-leaders-on-mediation-skills-2013-12-18T04:08:08.871Z2013-12-18T04:08:08.871ZStrategic interventions for Bhutan’s unemployed youth firstname.lastname@example.orgThimphu, 20 November 2013 – UNDP with the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) held the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) workshop in the capital to prioritize interventions for addressing youth unemployment in Bhutan. The workshop validated bottlenecks and prioritized strategic interventions on the action plan to address youth unemployment in the country.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/20/strategic-interventions-for-bhutan-s-unemployed-youth-2013-11-27T06:44:06.154Z2013-11-27T06:44:06.154ZConsultation on National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equalitynoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiParo, 19 November 2013 – UNDP with the National Commission of Women and Children (NCWC) will hold a consultation on the National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality in Paro to prioritize socio-legal protection of women, economic empowerment and gender equality during 21-22 November. http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/19/consultation-on-national-action-plan-for-women-s-political-equality2013-11-21T04:18:25.370Z2013-11-21T04:18:25.370ZConsultation meeting for assessment on strengthening the role of civil society and media in Bhutannoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsoki15 November, Thimphu – UNDP is undertaking an assessment to prepare for future programming with civil society and media in Bhutan. A series of workshops, surveys and consultations will be carried out in November to assess the strengths and constraints for civil society and media to promote people’s participation in democratic processes, public dialogue and discourse in Bhutan. http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/15/consultation-meeting-for-assessment-on-strengthening-the-role-of-civil-society-and-media-in-bhutan2013-11-21T06:18:57.487Z2013-11-21T06:18:57.487ZCommemorating UN Day in Bhutannoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiUnited Nations Day is a chance to recognize the organization’s contributions to peace and common progress. The day is important to reflect on what has been achieved and what more can be done for a better world.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/24/commemorating-un-day-in-bhutan2013-10-24T11:28:39.552Z2013-10-24T11:28:39.552ZUNDP Orientation for Bhutan’s new Parliament email@example.com Over two days, UNDP facilitated sessions in the government’s orientation programme for National Council and National Assembly members. A half-day session was held with National Council members on 3rd October 2013, and a two-hour session with National Assembly members on 7th October 2013.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/07/undp-orientation-for-bhutan-s-new-parliament-2013-10-17T05:51:17.142Z2013-10-17T05:51:17.142ZNew UN Resident Coordinator UNDP Resident Representative presents firstname.lastname@example.orgThe new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Christina Carlson presented her credentials to Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Gyalyong Tshokhang this morning. http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/31/new-un-resident-coordinator-undp-resident-representative-presents-credentials2013-08-11T12:44:40.955Z2013-08-11T12:44:40.955ZGender Scoping Exercise Workshop email@example.comOn April 25, UNDP's Energy, Environment and Disaster Management Unit organized a Gender Scoping Workshop in Thimphu to create awareness among staff, implementing partners and beneficiaries about gender issues in development.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/25/gender-scoping-exercise-workshop-2013-08-12T06:46:35.805Z2013-08-12T06:46:35.805ZStakeholder Development Post-2015 Consultations in Thimphunoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiOn April 12, in Thimphu, a further consultation took place as part of the UN System in Bhutan and the Royal Government of Bhutan's Post-2015 National Consultation process. This stage of the ongoing consultations was addressed towards development stakeholders in the country, with attendees from government, civil society and NGOs, autonomous agencies, dratshang, private sector, media, youth and UN staff.
http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/12/stakeholder-development-post-2015-consultations-in-thimphu2013-08-12T06:53:19.365Z2013-08-12T06:53:19.365ZRegional Post-2015 Consultations Take Place Across the Countrynoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiIn March of 2013, members of the UN Country Team in Bhutan joined The Bhutanese Broadcasting Service (BBS) in a tour around the country in order to take part in the international Post-2015 Consultations, arranged by the UN Development Group.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/04/regional-post-2015-consultations-take-place-across-the-country2013-08-12T07:17:02.357Z2013-08-12T07:17:02.357ZUNDP Environment support seeks forward-looking strategies in firstname.lastname@example.orgIn 2013, the UNDP Energy, Environment and Disaster Management unit will engage in three new major projects in Bhutan, beginning with planning at the policy level for two of these, and moving towards implementation of the third.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/01/undp-environment-support-seeks-forward-looking-strategies-in-20132013-08-12T07:11:21.659Z2013-08-12T07:11:21.659ZReducing risks and email@example.comGlaciers in Bhutan are receding at a rate of 30-60 meters per decade. The risk of potential disasters inflicted by GLOFs, pose new threats to lives, livelihoods and development.http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/12/04/reducing-risks-and-ensuring-preparedness2013-08-12T07:24:32.399Z2013-08-12T07:24:32.399ZIn pursuit of Full Employmentnoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiThe forum was prompted by Bhutan's issue of unemployment through the implementation of its 10th Five Year Plan. Addressing unemployment will continue to be emphasized in its next 5 Year Plan and is one of the 16 key results in its upcoming 11th Five Year Plan (2014-2018).http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/11/26/in-pursuit-of-full-employment2013-08-12T07:30:12.182Z2013-08-12T07:30:12.182ZDemocracy Education Understanding Rights and Responsibilities in Bhutannoemail@noemail.orgsonam.tsokiThe 2012 International Democracy Day (IDD) was appropriately themed "Democracy Education", befitting Bhutan's young democracy of four years. As with any fledgling democratic nation, there is room for improvement in order to transgress into a vibrant democracy. http://www.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/09/15/democracy-education-understanding-rights-and-responsibilities-in-bhutan2013-08-12T07:36:22.537Z2013-08-12T07:36:22.537Z