Launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2014Aug 22, 2014The 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.
MESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS “500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”Aug 18, 2014There 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.
“Getting to Zero – Together we are greater than AIDS”Dec 1, 2013United Nations System in Bhutan joins the global community in general and Bhutan in particular in commemorating this important international world AIDS with the theme “Getting to Zero – Together we are greater than AIDS - Gearing towards elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV”.
National Knowledge Workshop on the development of the National Entrepreneurship StrategyOct 29, 2013As we gather here today to discuss and deliberate further on the formulation of National Entrepreneurship Strategy for Bhutan, I would like to urge everyone to take this opportunity to share knowledge and experiences on the role of entrepreneurship development in stimulating growth and development in Bhutan.
Strengthening Voices for DemocracySep 15, 2013This year the theme adopted by the UN for the International Democracy Day is ‘Strengthening the Voices for Democracy’. The UN system has been undertaking global and national consultations, including in Bhutan, on the vision of development beyond Millennium Development Goals’ target date of 2015.
Media, Ethics & the Judiciary WorkshopSep 6, 2013A strong, independent judiciary and media each play distinct and important roles in a democratic society. A good working relationship between the two, based on mutual respect and understanding, can help ensure that a delicate balance of informing the public and administering justice is struck.
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