Lhatu Wangchuk

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Lhatu Wangchuk (born December 15, 1951) was a UN Ambassador from Bhutan, having assumed that office in January 2009.[1] He served in this position until January 2014, being replaced by Kunzang Namgyel.[2]


Wangchuk had served earlier as an ambassador to Bangladesh between 1998 and 2001, and was the tourism director general of Bhutan.[3]

United Nations[edit]

In 2011, Wangchuk authored a UN resolution establishing "Gross National Happiness" as a human development indicator (HDI), alongside traditional measures such as Gross National Income. The motion was eventually backed by 66 co-sponsors and was brought into the UN agenda.[4]


  1. ^ "His Excellency Lhatu Wangchuk". Washdiplomat.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.bt/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/kunzang-c-nam.pdf
  3. ^ "Ambassador Lhatu Wangchuk – Bhutan Foundation". Bhutanfound.org. 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ Plett, Barbara (21 July 2011). "Bhutan spreads happiness to UN". BBC. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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