Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck

“I support the all around development of our younger generations, in whose hands lie the future of our country.”

Over the years, Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan has been actively involved in promoting social causes in the country, such as health, education and family issues. Her compassion and interest in the welfare of the nations women and children leads her to interact actively with all segments of the Bhutanese population.

Articles and Activities

  • 13 April 2006
    UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Visits Parts of Bhutan

    5 October 2005
    Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck completed a fifteen-day advocacy tour program to Lingzhi, Laya and Gasa. Officials from the Ministry of Health, Education, UNFPA, and representatives from the press accompanied her Majesty the Queen.

    February 2005
    The Queen visited New Delhi to learn more about UNFPA’s support to family planning, safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS and its work among adolescents and women’s empowerment groups in India.

    November 2001
    The Queen addressed the Asia/Pacific Congress on HIV/AIDS.

    October 2001
    The Queen visited Australia to attend the Sixth International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific, Melbourne, Australia. Her Majesty was the keynote speaker at the opening of the South Asia Satellite Symposium “Lessons from South Asia: Rights, Gender and HIV.”

    October 1999
    Queen Wangchuck addressed the 5th International Congress on AIDS in Asia & the Pacific in Kuala Lumpur.


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