November 12, 2012:
On the invitation of KPI, an academic institution under the supervision of the National Assembly of Thailand, His Excellency Lyonpo Namgye Penjore, the Chairperson of the National Council, participated as a special guest at the XIV Congress of the KPI. The congress was held at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-10 November 2012 under the theme “Parliamentary Reform: Comparative Perspectives.”
The Deputy Chairperson of the National Council, Hon’ble Dr. Sonam Kinga also participated as one of the resource persons for the international panel discussion during the event. Furthermore, he also shared Bhutan’s experiences with parliamentary reforms in the last 59 years. Read More »
October 15, 2012
Mr. Phuntsho, Director of the National Council Secretariat, attended the workshop on “Election Related Challenges in Young Democracies: Sharing and Learning from Asian and Arab Experiences,” held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from 8-11 October 2012. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, the Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan. The two other participants were Ms. Deki Pema, Commissioner, Election Commission of Bhutan, and Mr. Kinzang Wangdi, Secretary General, National Assembly Secretariat.
More than 50 participants and speakers from 17 countries in Asia and the Arab region attended the Workshop. The workshop was jointly organized by the Government of Mongolia that holds the Presidency of the Community of Democracies and the international Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).