Agenda

Tuesday, 10 December
09:00-17:00 Reception by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay
Venue: Terma Linca Resort & Spa- The Treasure Palaces, Thimphu
Wednesday, 11 December
08:30–09:00 Registration at the Convention Center
09:00-09:15 Inaugural Marchang Ceremony
09:15-09:35 Inaugural address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay
09:35-09:45 Statement by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, Co-Chair of the RTM
09:45-10:15 Group photograph & Refreshment
Morning session: Chaired by H.E. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Co-Chair of the RTM
10:15-10:25 Statement by H.E. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Co-Chair of the RTM
10:25-10:30 Introductory Remarks by the Chair
10:30-11:00 Presentation on “11th Five Year Plan (2013- 2018): Challenges & Priorities by Mr. Karma Tshiteem, Secretary, Gross National Happiness Commission (RGOB)
11:00-11:40 Discussion
11:40-12:00 Presentation on “Bhutan’s Macro-Economic and Public Finance” by Mr. Nim Dorji, Joint-Secretary, Ministry of Finance
12:00-12:40 Discussion
12:40- 13:40 Lunch
Afternoon session: Chaired by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, Co-Chair of the RTM
13:40-13:45 Introductory Remarks by the Chair
13.45- 14:05 Presentation on “Economic Development Policy Roadmap” by Dasho Sonam Tshering, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs
14:05-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:05 Presentation on “Graduation from the Group of LDCs: Prospects and Challenges for Bhutan” by Richard Marshall, Economic Advisor, UNDP
15:05-15:45 Discussion
15:45- 15:50 Conclusion of afternoon session
15:50-16:20 Refreshments
16:30- 16:50 Side Event 1
Launch of “MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) Report on Youth Employment” & UNiting for Youth Bhutan (website)(Click here for separate agenda)
19:00 Dinner hosted by H.E. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-Chair, Royal Government of Bhutan
Venue: Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality, Thimphu
Thursday, 12 December
Morning session : Chaired by H.E. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Co-Chair of the RTM
09:00-09:05 Introductory remarks by the Chair
09:05-10:15 Statements by Development Partners
10:15-10:45 Refreshments
Concluding session:
10:45-10:55 Concluding statement by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, Co-Chair of the RTM
10:55-11:05 Concluding statement by H.E. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Co-Chair of the RTM
11:10-11:30 Side Event 2
Launch of “A Situation Analysis Report of Children, Youth and Women in Bhutan (SiTAN)” (Click here for separate agenda)
11:35-12:00 Press Conference for the RTM Co-Chairs
13:00- 14:00 Lunch
14:00- onwards Half-day optional tours/ local sight seeing
19:00 Dinner hosted by H.E. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific
Venue: Taj Tashi, Thimphu
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