The signing was done at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22nd April 2016 during the High-Level Signing Ceremony on the Paris Agreement for Climate Change convened by the UN Secretary-General. Ambassador Kunzang C. Namgyel, Bhutan Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York signed the Paris Agreement on behalf of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
In all, 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement, making the signing ceremony the largest number of countries ever to sign a multilateral agreement on the day it opened for signature. Read more
The visit to Bhutan by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of the United Kingdom, which took place at the invitation of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan concluded today.
His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck hosted an archery match and other traditional sports, which the Duke and Duchess participated in. Their Royal Highnesses interacted with students from Ability Bhutan Society and the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth. Read more
At the invitation of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of the United Kingdom will be visiting Bhutan from 14 – 16 April 2016.
Their Royal Highnesses are accompanied by H.E. Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India and other senior officials of the British High Commission in New Delhi. Read more
The Secretariat of the United Nations presents its compliments to its member States and has the honour to refer to senior-level job openings (listed below) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), now posted on the United Nations Careers Portal (careers.un.org).Read More
Aum Pema Choden, Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh, made her farewell calls on the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh in the last week of March 2016, upon completion of her tenure in Bangladesh.
Kutshab expressed gratitude for the wholehearted support and cooperation received from the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh during her tenure.Read More
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to notify all agencies of the Royal Government that the Rules of Procedure for Treaty Making 2016 has been adopted by the Cabinet during the 96th Session of the Lhengye Zhungtshog held on 13 February 2016. The Rules of Procedure (RoP) is now in force and all agencies are required to follow the RoP for any treaty proposal to be undertaken by the agencies. Copy of Cabinet’s letter dated 04th March 2016 is attached HERE for kind reference. Read more
The Department of Public Information of the United Nations and its partners from civil society organizations organized a special briefing event entitled “Happiness and Gender Equality in the Sustainable Development Goals” on 17 March 2016 at the United Nations in New York in observance of the 60th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women and the International Day of Happiness. Read more
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau, Permanent Mission of São Tomé and Príncipe and the Permanent Mission of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations organized a special event entitled “Happiness and Well-being in the UN 2030 Agenda: Achieving a New Vision of Sustainable Development for the People and the Planet” on 20 March 2016 at the United Nations in New York to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. The event was a tribute to Bhutan for its initiative in spearheading the United Nations resolution A/RES/65/309 entitled “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development” that was adopted on 19 July 2011. Read more