News & Updates

South Asia unites to discuss conflict prevention

At the invitation of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), SNDP’s Director, Tashi Choden, participated in the Regional Steering Group Meeting of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) South Asia from May 20 – 22, 2013. The South Asian regional group comprises a number of civil society members who are […]

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Rethinking development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Asian and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes took place from 22-24 April 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to discuss follow up on the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) and […]

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How GNH can inspire the Post-2015 Development Agenda

SNDP’s Director, Ms. Tashi Choden spoke at the half-day national consultation in Thimphu on April 12, 2013 organised jointly by the UN System in Bhutan and the Royal Government of Bhutan. This was part of the final round of national consultations in Bhutan on the Post-2015 Development Agenda..Other speakers included Mr. Karma Wangdi from Centre […]

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CSOs recommend Wellbeing & Happiness

The 4th meeting of the UNSG’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) on post-2015 development agenda took place from March 25-27, 2013 under the theme “Global Partnership and Means of Implementation”. The first day of the meeting was an outreach and consultation day in town hall and roundtable format, where the Panel of Eminent Persons took […]

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First IEWG Meeting, Thimphu

The first International Expert Working Group (IEWG) meeting concluded in Thimphu today where international scholars gathered to define the New Development Paradigm (NDP), inspired by Bhutan’s GNH philosophy, which puts human happiness and the wellbeing of all life forms as the goal for development. During the week-long meeting, the IEWG members comprising over 60 economists, scientists, philosophers, […]

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Prime Minister jumpstarts the work on the New Development Paradigm in New York

Honorable Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley informally met with about 25 members of the International Expert Working Group (IEWG) in New York on October 5, 2012 in an effort to enunciate the goal, purpose and background of the work of the IEWG and the New Development Paradigm (NDP). The members of the IEWG present mainly […]

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Happiness and Wellbeing to define a new development paradigm

The High-Level Meeting (HLM) on “Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining A New Economic Paradigm” convened by the Royal Government of Bhutan on April 2, 2012 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City took a major step towards a sustainable, holistic, inclusive, and equitable new economic development paradigm for the global community. Inspired by the Bhutanese […]

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