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UNDP started its assistance programme in Bhutan in 1973, although its office was established only in 1979. In Bhutan, the foundation of UNDP's work is to ensure that progress is based on people - on their needs, their efforts and their rights... Read More
Success of training at local level, and its influence on the development of the 11th Five Year Plan.
Through its efforts to work at the local level, in addition to the national, the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) continues to integrate a bottom-up approach, and to recognize the importance of localized insight, towards the design of its 11th National Development Plan. The RGoB’s Department of Local Governance (DLG)’s Environment, Climate Change and Poverty Mainstreaming Reference Group (MRG) therefore initiated sensitization and training in September 2012, all across the country. Read More...
The Chaskar Story | Road to self-reliance | Soybean returns to Yobinang village | Students participate in Youth and Democracy Forum | Revitalizing Cottage and Small Industries | Building a Better Future | Bringing Services to the people | Maintaining a diverse agro-biological wealth | Saving a village in Dagana | Making a difference in Lamthang, Zhemgang | Reducing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Bhutan | Income Generation Start-up Support Programme | Community Based Support System-a RENEW way of working |
[25-04-2013] On April 25, UNDP’s Energy, Environment and Disaster Management Unit organized a Gender Scoping Workshop in Thimphu, to continue its commitment in training programme staff, implementation partners, and representatives from the Royal Government towards gender sensitization in their work in Bhutan. Read More...
[18-04-2013] For the first time in history, the United Nations (UN) are engaging people all around the world in shaping a global agenda: the next development goals. We are breaking new ground using digital media, mobile phone technology and door-to-door interviewers to include as many individuals as possible in the debate on the future anti-poverty targets that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To date, close to half a million people have taken part in the ongoing “Global Conversation.” The discussion takes place on several platforms: close to 100 UN Member States are organizing local workshops with the participation of young people, vulnerable women, people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups; eleven global thematic consultations are taking place online through the World We Want 2015 website, where people can contribute their ideas on issues such as inequalities, food security, and access to water; and the MY World survey, available in 10 languages, invites people to vote for six out of 16 priorities for the future development agenda. Read More...
[18-04-2013] The UN’s Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific launched its 2013 report today around the region, and around the world, in 37 different countries. Asia-Pacific continues to lead the world in economic growth rates, and growth in the region is expected to rise from 5.6% in 2012 to about 6% in 2013. Read More...
[12-04-2013] On 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. Read More...
[06-04-2013] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) launched the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) to a wide audience comprising government partners and donor agencies. 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. Read More...
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