The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations in New York (PMB NY) is one of the eight resident diplomatic missions that the Royal Government of Bhutan maintains overseas.
PMB NY is one of the three multilateral posts that represent Bhutan’s interests in the United Nations system. In addition to UN Headquarters in New York, Bhutan also maintains resident missions to the UN Office in Geneva, and UN-ESCAP in Bangkok.
The Mission was established in 1971 following the admission of Bhutan as a member of the United Nations.
The Mission has three important mandates:
- As a member of the United Nations, to participate and contribute to the work of the United Nations.
- Promote friendly relations and cooperation with member states of the United Nations.
- The Permanent Representative is concurrently accredited to Canada and Brazil. The Third important mandate is therefore to promote and strengthen bilateral relations and foster closer cooperation between Bhutan and Canada, and between Bhutan and Brazil.
The objectives of the Mission are:
- Promote Bhutan’s sovereign independence and strengthen our role as a responsible and constructive member of the international community
- To contribute to the process of socio-economic development of Bhutan
- To promote friendly bilateral relations with all countries.
- Strengthen the institutional capacity of the Mission to ensure that its operations are smooth, efficient and cost-effective
- To support and advance Bhutan’s commitment to the maintenance of international peace and security through UN peace keeping.