The Vital Link: Monpas and Their Forests

The Vital Link: Monpas and Their Forests by Seeta Giri It is the first comprehensive study of the Monpa communities of Bhutan. It gives a deep insight of their origin, history, their spiritual practices and how they live in harmony with nature. The Monpas sustain the environment as the environment sustains them having being interdependent on each … Read moreThe Vital Link: Monpas and Their Forests

Gross National Happiness- A Set of Discussion Papers

Gross National Happiness : A Set of Discussion Papers Edited by Sonam Kinga, Karma Galay, Phuntsho Rapten and Adam Pain. First Published: June 1999 After the Chairman of the Council of Ministers’ keynote speech at the UNDP Millennium Meeting for Asia and the Pacific in Seoul (30 October – 1 November), was published in Kuensel, … Read moreGross National Happiness- A Set of Discussion Papers

What is GNH?

What is GNH? a Keynote Speech delivered on 21.6.2005 by Jigmi Y. Thinley,  Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan at the 2nd International Conference on GNH, Halifax, Canada.  Gross National Happiness, as the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development process, was pronounced by His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, soon after his enthronement in 1972. Over the decades, many … Read moreWhat is GNH?

How Can the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Contribute to Gross National Happiness

How Can the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Contribute to Gross National Happiness by Phuntsok Rabten It is the 1st Prize winning essay of the ‘Essay Competition on Gross National Happiness and Human Rights’ organized by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and the UN System in Bhutan to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal … Read moreHow Can the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Contribute to Gross National Happiness