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The UNFPA Country Director Call-on to Hon’ble Speaker

Posted on :22 May 2019

Ms. Argentina Matavel Puccin, Country Director, United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) for Bhutan, made a courtesy Call-on to Hon’ble Speaker in the Gyelyong Tshogkhang on 22nd May 2019. Mr. Yeshi Dorji, Asst. Representative of UNFPA in Bhutan accompanied the Country Director.


The Speaker extended a warm welcome to the Country Director and expressed his gratitude for making time to visit the Parliament.  He also mentioned his gratitude to UN organization for all the supports provided to Bhutan and promised the commitment of the Parliament towards implementing the SDGs.


Ms. Argentina Matavel Puccin expressed her happiness for having got the opportunity to work in Bhutan. She also expressed her happiness for having learnt that every session of the Parliament from now-on will have at least a day devoted for discussion on SDGs and that the upcoming session will focus on Health and Education.  Further, she informed that the UNFPA will offer support to committee responsible for presenting on Health and Education this session. Ms. Argentina Matavel Puccin also mentioned that UNFPA will support the Parliament in capacity building for the Members.


UNFPA’s partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan started in the 1970s with the first country program cycle in 1987




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