Monthly Archives: April 2012
His Excellency Fritz Neugebauer, Second President of the Austrian National Council called on the Senior Ministers and Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba today at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.
Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba welcomed the delegation and thanked the Austrian Government for their reliable and considerable assistance to Bhutan for a very long time.
Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address at the conference on climate change and energy cooperation in South Asia , 22nd April in Paro”
Statement of Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the SAARC CCI conference on Climate change and energy cooperation in south Asia (Paro, Sunday 22nd April, 2012)
HE Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister for power and Energy of Sri Lanka, Mr. Vikramjit
Singh Sahney, President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon’ble ministers, etc,
I am very honoured to be invited to this important event.
I find it particularly significant that a discourse on the mounting threats of climate change and the
compulsions for cooperation in the field of energy is being hosted by the SAARC Chamber of
commerce and Industry as opposed to these important subjects being left to governments as matters
of public and foreign policy.
The high-level meeting on “Happiness and Well Being: Defining A New Economic Paradigm” convened by the Royal Government of Bhutan on April 2 at United Nations headquarters in New York City took a major step towards a sustainable, holistic, inclusive, and equitable new economic development paradigm for the global community.
The conference was attended by about 700 political and government leaders, scholars, economists, philosophers, scientists, media, civil society, UN officials, entrepreneurs, and spiritual leaders from the world’s major faiths.
Address by The HON’BLE JIGMI Y. THINLEY, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and Host of the of the High Level Meeting on WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS: DEFINING A NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM at the UN Head Quarters, New York
2nd April, 2012.
The Kingdom of Bhutan and her people are honoured by your presence.
I believe an economy is not an economy if, at the very least, it does not cause economy. It ought to promote prudent use and management of scarce resources to make life stable and secure.
Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan nation which tops Asia in the United Nations’ First World Happiness Report, convened a high level meeting on April 2 seeking to develop a new economic model based on principles of well being and happiness. Should the concept of Gross National Product be replaced by Gross National Happiness? The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley said in his opening address at the United Nations Head Quarter in New York City that it not only should but that it must if mankind is to avoid its current unsustainable and self-destructive course.