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COP26: Least developed countries’ ministers set out priorities

Tandi Dorji

Ministers from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Monday, October 11, 2021 convened for the LDC Group on Climate Change High-Level Ministerial Meeting to prepare for COP26 in Glasgow. The meeting closed with the adoption of the “Thimphu Call for Ambition and Action on Climate Change“, which lays out key priorities for the LDC Group. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Foreign Minister, Royal ...

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Least Developed Countries urge world leaders to show greater leadership on climate

Lotay Tshering

Over the last two days, 40 world leaders, including leaders from Bhutan, Bangladesh and Democratic Republic of Congo, addressed the US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate. Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering, addressed the Summit representing Bhutan and the Least Developed Countries Group. Tshering thanked President Joe Biden “for ...

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Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles – WHO

Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious disease that is a major childhood killer globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The two countries have become the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to be verified for having interrupted endemic measles virus transmission, ahead of the 2020 Regional target. “Bhutan and Maldives have demonstrated how a highly ...

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