Bhutan at the International Literacy Day 2014
Education Minister Mingbo Dukpa and the Scholarship Division's Chief Programme Officer, Baburam Sherpa represented Bhutan at the International Conference on "Girls' and Women's Literacy and Education: Foundation for Sustainable Development" in Dhaka on 8th September 2014 to mark the International Literacy Day-2014.
On the sidelines of the conference, Lyonpo met the Director General of UNESCO and the Education Ministers of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The outcome of the conference was the adoption of Dhaka Declaration urging the global community to integrate literacy and life-long education into the post 2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's UNESCO International Literacy Prizes were awarded to Ecuador, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Spain, South Africa and USA. King Sejong Literacy Prize was awarded to Ecuador and Burkina Faso, while the Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to the rest.
At the plenary, Sherig Lyonpo made statement on the status of girls' and women's literacy and education in Bhutan.
Sherig Lyonpo with UNESCO Director General