For­eign Min­is­ter launches pub­li­ca­tion “Bhutan at the United Na­tions “

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The Min­is­ter for For­eign Affairs Ly­onpo Dam­cho Dorji launched “Bhutan at the United Na­tions”, a com­pi­la­tion by Ly­onpo Dago Tsh­er­ing of state­ments de­liv­ered by Bhutan’s del­e­ga­tions at the United Na­tions since 1971. The work, con­tained in two vol­umes, spans over four decades of Bhutan’s en­gage­ments at the United Na­tions from 1971 to 2014. The Com­pen­dium is a trib­ute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the ar­chi­tect of Bhutan’s for­eign pol­icy and vi­sion­ary for much of Bhutan’s in­ter­ac­tions with the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity. The For­eign Min­is­ter thanked Ly­onpo Dago Tsh­er­ing for pro­duc­ing the an­thol­ogy and stated that this is the first time Bhutan’s state­ments at the UN are made avail­able in a sin­gle com­pre­hen­sive pub­li­ca­tion, and made eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to all. It is a store­house of in­for­ma­tion for those in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about our for­eign pol­icy, how Bhutan has en­gaged on the world’s stage, and of the is­sues that kept our di­plo­mats at the UN and at Head Quar­ters of­ten burn­ing the mid­night oil. The com­pi­la­tion is a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the in­sti­tu­tional mem­ory of the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs. The For­eign Min­is­ter said that the present un­der­tak­ing is a demon­stra­tion of Ly­onpo’s en­dur­ing com­mit­ment and sup­port to Bhutan’s for­eign pol­icy, and to ad­vanc­ing the in­ter­ests of the na­tion on the world’s stage. Ly­onpo Dago Tsh­er­ing served as Home Min­is­ter from 1991 to 1998. Most of Ly­onpo’s 47 years in ser­vice to the Na­tion has been as­so­ci­ated with the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs. Twice as Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United Na­tions in New York. Ly­onpo also served as Bhutan’s Am­bas­sador in Bangladesh, as well as in In­dia where he was also the Dean of the Diplo­matic Corps. The pub­li­ca­tion was sup­ported by the Lit­er­ary Sub­com­mit­tee of the 60th BCC Com­mit­tee.

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