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Vacancy Announcement

National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) is pleased to announce the vacancy for Deputy Chief Program Officer/Sr. Program Officer in the Women Division detailed below :

Title: Deputy Chief Program Officer/Sr. PO
Position: P2/P3 A
Qualification Nos. of Post: Minimum Bachelors Degree, preferably Masters, in relevant field. Preferably with advance training program management.
No. of Post: 1

Interested in-service civil servants who meet the eligibility criteria may apply (lateral
transfer, not promotion). Application along with Curriculum Vitae and other documents must reach NCWC latest by 9 th December, 2016.

For further information, please contact Head, AFS/HRM at telephone # 334549/334553 during the office hours.
  25-Nov-2016     Vacancy

3rd High Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia-Pacific

The 3rd High Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia-Pacific (HLM3),is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 7-8 November 2016, jointly organized by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Government of Malaysia and the UNICEF. The meeting entitled “A BILLION BRAINS: Smarter Children, Healthier Economies” was based on three thematic papers: Social Protection, Preventing Violence Against Children (VAC) and accelerating Universal Health Coverage for children, women and families. The theme is central to efforts being made in countries across the region as they look at ways to implement
the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals – the globally agreed road map for transforming the world and leaving no one behind.



The meeting is being attended by Dy. Prime Ministers, Ministers, Secretaries and senior officials from 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Bhutanese delegation led by Her Excellency Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Chairperson of the National Commission of Women and Children (NCWC) and the Minister of Works and Human Settlements (MoWHS), includes officials from the National Commission for Women and Children, the Gross National Happiness Commission and UNICEF Bhutan Country Office.


The HLM3 looks at how the most prominent source of economic growth lies in cognitive capital and how investments in improved and extended social protection provisions, Universal Health Care for children, women and families and approaches for preventing Violence Against Children have significant returns on investment and contribute to sustained growth.



The meeting also includes presentation on the findings from the Youth Poll conducted in 19 countries of the Asia Pacific region around the three themes. Side by side, a Youth Innovation Challenge Bootcamp is being held at Kuala Lumpur in which two Bhutanese youth are also participating. The three winning proposals will be awarded funding support at the closing event of the HLM3.

The HLM discussions include high level panel discussions around the themes of Social Protection, Universal Health Care and Violence Against Children to discuss what countries have achieved and the challenges that remain in the efforts towards the promotion and protection of child rights. Bhutan will participate in the panel discussions on Violence Against Children. With the recent completion and launch of the three-phase Violence Against Children Study in Bhutan, it provides a good opportunity for the country to share experiences and best practices and learn from the region as well.

The HLM3 serves as a platform for intensifying efforts by countries towards the promotion and protection of child rights through the sharing of experiences and good practices in establishing effective mechanisms for strengthening exchange and cooperation across the Asia-Pacific region.
  08-Nov-2016     Event

Bhutan presents 8th and 9th Combined CEDAW Periodic Report to the United Nations Committee

Bhutan presented its 8th and 9th combined periodic report to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 27th October 2016 at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Ambassador Kinga Singye, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. The Delegation comprised of representatives from the Secretariat of the National Commission for Women and Children, and other relevant agencies including the Judiciary, the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ambassador in his opening statement highlighted on the significant progress made in implementing the convention focusing on the achievements made after submission of the written replies to the advance list of issues raised by the Committee in July 2016. He also raised some of the challenges faced as a small Least Developed Country in implementing the provisions of the Convention.

The Committee Experts commended Bhutan for the remarkable progress made since the last review in 2009 and urged the Government to take further steps to address areas where gaps exist.

Bhutan ratified the CEDAW in August 1981. It presented its 7th periodic report to the Committee in July 2009.

Full summary of the report


  03-Nov-2016     Event

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