Bhutan ob­serves uN Day

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B hu­tan ob­served United Na­tions Day on Oc­to­ber 24, 2014 with the light­ing of 1000 but­ter lamps in the Kuen­ray of Tashich­hod­zong. Hon’ble Tshog­pon Jigme Zangpo, Speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly of Bhutan graced the oc­ca­sion, which was at­tended by Cab­i­net Min­is­ters, se­nior Gov­ern­ment and the UN of­fi­cials. UN Day marks the day on which the UN Char­ter en­tered into force on Oc­to­ber 24, 1945.

On the oc­ca­sion, the For­eign Sec­re­tary Yeshey Dorji high­lighted the con­tri­bu­tions made by the United Na­tions to­wards the so­cio-eco- nomic de­vel­op­ment of Bhutan. He ex­pressed the Royal Gov­ern­ment’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the UN and its Agen­cies for their support and co­op­er­a­tion in ad­vanc­ing the part­ner­ship. He reaf­firmed Bhutan’s con­vic­tion that the ideals of the United Na­tions are time­less and ev­er­more rel­e­vant in to­day’s world.

The Res­i­dent Co­or­di­na­tor of the UN Christina Carl­son at­trib­uted the im­pres­sive progress achieved by Bhutan in 40 years of part­ner­ship with UN Agen­cies to Bhutan’s sta­ble lead­er­ship to­gether with sup­port­ive de­vel­op­ment part­ners. She also con­veyed on be­half of the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, the UN Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s grat­i­tude for the Royal Gov­ern­ment’s decision to par­tic­i­pate in UN Peace­keep­ing mis­sions.

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