Agenda

Gross National Happiness for the Global Goals”

Programme for the 13th Round Table Meeting (RTM)

15th-16th March, 2017

Convention Hall, Thimphu 

 

14th March 2017

9:00- 17:00                  Registration at your Respective Hotels

18:30                           Reception hosted by H.E Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Honourable Prime Minister of Bhutan at Tashi Taj, Thimphu 

Day 1

15th March 2017

Venue: National Convention Centre, Royal Bhutan Banquet Hall, Thimphu

Inaugural Session

08:30-09:00                 Registration

09:00-09:15                 Inaugural Ceremony (Offering of Marchang) by Dzongdag, Thimphu Dzongkhag Administration

09:15-09:30                 Inaugural Address by the H.E Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan

09:30-09:45                 Introductory Remarks by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Co-Chair for the RTM

09:45-10:20                 Launch of 12th FYP Guidelines by HPM followed by Group photograph

10:20-10:45                 Opening of side events

10:45- 11:10                Refreshment

 

Technical Session I    Chaired by H.E Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB), Co-Chair for the RTM

 

11:10-11:20                 Introductory Remarks by H.E Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, RGOB

11:20-11:50                Presentation on GNH Survey Results (2015) by Tshoki Zangmo, Researcher, Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH Research

11:50-12:20                 Discussion

12:20-12:30                 Wrap-up of Technical Session I

12:30-14:00                 Luncheon

 

Technical Session II Chaired by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UNDP Assistant Secretary-General,UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Co-Chair for the RTM

 

14:00-14:30                 Presentation on SDG alignment to Gross National Happiness by Ms Doma Tshering, Director, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

14:30-15:00                 Discussions

15:00- 15:30                Refreshment

15:30- 16:00                Presentation on State of the Environment and update on Bhutan’s INDC by Karma. C. Nyedrup, Officiating Secretary, NEC and Thinley Namgyal, Chief Environment Officer, Climate Change Division, National Environment Commission Secretariat

16:00- 16:30                Discussion

16:30- 16:45                Wrap-up of Technical Session II

18:30                           Dinner jointly hosted by 13th RTM Co- Chairs at Le Meridian,Thimphu

 

Day 2

16th March 2017

 

Venue: National Convention Centre, Royal Bhutan Banquet Hall, Thimphu

 

Technical Session III Chaired by H.E Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, RGOB, Co-Chair for the RTM

 

09:00-09:30                 Presentation on Update of Macro Economic Scenario by Mr. Nim Dorji, Secretary, Ministry of Finance

09:30-10:00                 Discussion

10:00-10:45                 Presentation on the Current Socio Economic Development and Way Forward by Mr Thinley Namgyel, Secretary, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Secretariat

10:45-11:15                 Discussion

11:15-11:30                 Wrap-up of Technical Session III

11:30- 12:00                Refreshment

 

Technical Session IV Chaired by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UNDP Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Co-Chair for the RTM

 

Morning Session

12:00- 13:00                Statements by Development Partners

13:00-14:30                 Luncheon

 

Afternoon Session

14:30- 16:00                Statements by Development Partners

16:00-16:30                 Refreshment

 

Concluding Session

16:30                           Concluding Statement by, H.E. Haoliang Xu, the UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Co-Chair for the RTM.

Concluding Statement by H.E Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, RGOB, Co-Chair for RTM

 

Bhutan at a Glance
Area (sq. km) 38,394
Population by sex
Male 398,948
Female 369,629
Population density 20
Health Coverage (%) 90
Access to safe drinking water (%) 95
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