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Welcome message from H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Greetings from Bhutan! On behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan, I am pleased to extend a very warm welcome to all our friends and partners to the 14th Round Table Meeting (14th RTM) that will take place from 12-14 March 2019 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The RTM is the highest forum for policy dialogue between […]

Statements by Development Partners

ADB Austria Australia Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation European Union GFS HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation India IUCN Japan One UN Save the Children Singapore Thailand WWF  WIPO World Bank    


Day One Results of the 2015 GNH Index Bhutan State of Environment 2016 Bhutan’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the Paris Agreement Pursuit of a Transformative Agenda: GNH and the SDGs Day Two Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – CURRENT SITUATION AND WAY FORWARD



Report of the 13th Round Table Meeting


Market Access and Growth Intensification Project

Bhutan has received a total of US$52.9 million over the past 36 years from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for investment in seven projects and programmes in the country. Five of those projects were solely dedicated in the six eastern Dzongkhags where rural poverty is found to be most acute. The projects were […]

General Information

Location: Southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas Land area: 38,394 square kilometres Forest cover: 72 percent Altitude: Between 240 and 7541 metres above sea level Population: 768,577 (Year 2016) Capital: Thimphu Language: Dzongkha is the official language. English is widely spoken. Religion: Predominantly Vajrayana Buddhism. Hinduism and other religions also practiced. Currency: Ngultrum (Nu.), at […]

14th Round Table Meeting: Options For Local Sightseeing And Field Trips

13th– 14thMarch 2019: Thimphu: Evening Tour (After the Meeting) 16.30 – 18.00 Option 1: Visit to Tashichho Dzong Tashichho Dzong, located close to Thimphu City and next to the banks of Wangchu River, was initially constructed in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It was later expanded and renovated for several times. The Dzong was damaged […]

The Transformative Development Agenda of GNH and the Global Goals

Bhutan’s development philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) resonates strongly with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with clear synergies in vision and opportunities for practical application. As a holistic and responsible approach to sustainable development, GNH is, in the words of His Majesty the King, “development with values”. The emphasis on culture, environment, […]