Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government of Bhutan addressed the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 27th September 2018.
Amongst others, Chief Advisor reaffirmed Bhutan’s support to the United Nations Secretary General’s agenda to reform the UN development system. He also conveyed Bhutan’s commitment towards achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and tackling climate change.
Thanking development partners for their support to Bhutan’s socio economic development, which has enabled her to meet the threshold for graduation from Least Development Country (LDC) category, the Chief Advisor highlighted the need to pace graduation to enable Bhutan to absorb the impact resulting from the withdrawal of international support measures.
As the first country to sign the Rapid Deployment Level (RDL) Agreement with the UN in December 2017, and also having pledged an integrated Formed Police Unit (FPU), Chief Advisor announced Bhutan’s readiness to deploy a contingent, whenever called upon by the United Nations.
Chief Advisor is currently leading the Bhutanese delegation to the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York.