H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs

24 September 2016 (71th Session)

Statement Summary: 

LYONPO DAMCHO DORJI, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, noted with concern the occurrence of recent acts of terrorism, and protracted and new conflicts which had resulted in massive and unprecedented levels of displacement.  To achieve sustainable peace, much remained to be done with regard to the arms trade.  He went on to address other major global challenges the international community had to address, including poverty, child mortality, gender equality, inequality and climate change.  The latter had the most serious impact on the most vulnerable countries, such as small island States and least developed countries.

He stated that Bhutan aligned the Sustainable Development Goals with national priorities.  He also noted that the Goals were consistent with the national framework of Gross National Happiness.  With regard to successful implementation, he stressed the importance of the support of Bhutan’s development partners.  Partnerships and a strengthened multilateral system were crucial for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.




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Previous Sessions

  • H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk
    Acting Head of Government
  • H.E. Mr. Dasho Tshering Tobgay
    Prime Minister
  • H.E. Mr. Damcho Dorji
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Lyonchoen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley
    Prime Minister
  • H.H. Lyonchoen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley
  • H.E. Mr. Daw Penjo
    Secretary for Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering
    Minister for Foreign Affairs