Press releases

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  • 16 Apr 2014
    UNDP Bhutan’s Environment portfolio completes its gender mainstreaming objectives

    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
    The world celebrates first ever International Day on Sport for Development and Peace

    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.

  • 29 Mar 2014
    Thimphu joins millions across the world to observe Earth Hour

    Students and residents of Thimphu came together as part of the global movement UNDP organized to observe Earth Hour. The Centenary Park went black at 6.30 pm and people lit candles and lamps to observe the Earth Hour.

  • 25 Mar 2014
    Earth Hour in Bhutan

    In Thimphu as part of the global movement UNDP is partnering with Dorje Events to observe Earth Hour. The open event will take place at the Centenary Park in Chalingmithang and is targeting young children and the local community to participate in a lamp/lantern making session using a recycled jars and paints.

  • 20 Mar 2014
    Improving Bhutanese livelihoods by promoting traditional crafts and textiles

    To mark the joyful occasion of the International Day of Happiness, UNDP signed a new project on the promotion of Brand Bhutan today. The project document was signed between the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and UNDP Bhutan.

  • 19 Mar 2014
    Brand Bhutan to build public private partnerships and counter unemployment and poverty

    19 March 2014, Thimphu; A new project on the promotion of Brand Bhutan will be signed between the Royal Government of Bhutan, UNDP Bhutan, supported by the Government of Japan through UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund on 20 March 2014. The project will be carried out by UNDP with the Ministry of Economic Affairs as the lead implementing partner. A total of USD 348,840 is allocated for 2014-2015 activities by the Japanese Government.

  • 16 Jan 2014
    Making Elections Better in Bhutan

    The United Nations Development Programme, supported the LEP in drawing lessons from the 2013 elections to help improve processes and procedures in the electoral system, and to improve management of future elections.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Development Partners Commit to Meet National Priorities of 11th Five Year Plan

    The United Nations pledged its support to help Bhutan meet its challenges over the next five years through the new One UN Programme, 2014-2018.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Promoting youth employment is a development priority

    The Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF) Report on Youth and the Uniting for Youth Bhutan website were both launched at a special session of the 12th Round Table Meeting in Thimphu today.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Sixth Annual Country Programme Board (CPB) Meeting

    The CPB meeting co-hosted by the Gross National Happiness Commission and the UN System in Bhutan will examine major accomplishments, and look at how the next Bhutan One Programme can improve governance and better the lives of the people of Bhutan.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Aligning Development Aid to Meet National Priorities

    Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme, and a host of development partners will explore how to best meet the country’s economic and social priorities, at the 12th Round Table Meeting, in Thimphu on 11-12 December.

  • 20 Nov 2013
    Consultation on National Action Plan for Women’s Political Equality

    Paro, 20 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 from 21-22 November. This effort is translated through gender mainstreaming efforts at legal and policy interventions and advocacy and awareness programs supported by UNDP Bhutan.

  • 18 Nov 2013
    Strategic interventions for Bhutan’s unemployed youth

    Thimphu, 18 November 2013 – UNDP with the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) will be organizing the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) workshop at Hotel Migmar to prioritize interventions for addressing youth unemployment in Bhutan.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Bhutanese women leaders take on mediation training

    With support from UN Women and UNDP, the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) is conducting a two-week mediation training for 61 women local leaders from eleven dzongkhags in Paro.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    “Strengthening Voices for Democracy”

    Following the global theme "Strengthening Voices for Democracy", in partnership with the Institute of GNH Studies (IGNHaS) and UNDP Bhutan, the International Day of Democracy was observed at the Paro College of Education. The event was designed to understand the importance of bringing youth issues and concerns to the forefront of policy debate.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    New York, 11 September 2013—The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 06 Sep 2013
    “Media, Ethics and the Judiciary” in Bhutan

    For the first time in Bhutan, more than 30 representatives from the media, justice system and government gathered this week in Thimphu to discuss the relationship between the media and the judiciary, and the role of both institutions in ensuring greater public understanding of the law and legal rulings.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    Appointment of New RBAP Director

    New York, 2 September, 2013 - Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 03 Apr 2013
    “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” Launch of 2013 HDR Report

    3 April, Thimphu | The 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) themed “The Rise of the South: Human Progess in a Diverse World” highlights the unprecedented rate of economic development in Asia, Africa and Latin America.