UN Volunteers engage Bhutanese people in having their say at the UN

Source: UN Volunteers

Bhutanese youth have their say at the UN
Bhutanese youth have their say at the UN (Riikka Suhonen/UNV 2014)

UN Volunteers engage Bhutanese people in having their say at the United Nations through the global MY World survey

Nearly 800 people voiced out what matters to them most by voting in the global MY World survey at the Tarayana Fair in Thimphu, Bhutan on 2-4 May. UNDP Bhutan and UNV, in cooperation with the Tarayana Foundation, mobilized volunteer students from YHS Tarayana School Club to engage people in expressing their views through paper ballots at the MY World tent. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the Patron of the Tarayana Foundation, and the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the MY World tent and also voted their top development priorities.

Queen Mother of Bhutan also voted for MY World (Riikka Suhonen/UNV 2014)
Queen Mother of Bhutan also voted for MY World (Riikka Suhonen/UNV 2014)

From about 200, the total number of Bhutanese MY World respondents has now reached 1000. The MY World Week of Action in Bhutan continues in the central and eastern parts of the country, where volunteers will discuss with youth and students in various schools and colleges about the role of volunteerism in development, and mobilize them to conduct the survey in their communities. UN Volunteer Riikka Suhonen has done an amazing job in reaching out to stakeholders in Bhutan and positioning volunteering as part of the broader discussion on societal happiness and well-being.

UNV supports MY World as a contribution to make the ongoing post-2015 consultations process truly inclusive.

  

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