The new Director of Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD), Mr. Rasmus Helveg Petersen called on Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo on 9th March 2017. The Danish Govt. had been supporting Govt. and the Parliament since 2002.The Speaker congratulated, Mr.Petersen in taking up high post and expressed satisfaction on the support provided by the DIPD. Mr. Petersen assured for continued support and collaboration.
The Director was briefed on the Parliamentary functions, strategic plans and challenges. As per the assessment of the UNDP, out of 143 SDGs targets, 134 targets are already included in the 11th FYP. The Parliament has prioritized goal 5, Gender Equality, goal no 16, peace, justice and strong institutions. He further briefed that the UN agencies are supporting the parliament in capacity building.
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