The 11th Kathmandu Marathon brought together a diverse group of athletes to #Run4SDGs. The event was held in partnership with UNDP, among other UN agencies, in recognition of the role of sport in promoting many of the cornerstones of the Sustainable Development Goals
The Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign, conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project in 29 districts, has proved largely effective in bringing more people to the polls and ensuring their familiarity with the voting procedures so as to minimize the number of invalid votes around the country
Banke locals have praised the active efforts of youth volunteers—coordinated by UNDP’s Social Cohesion and Democratic Participation Programme—to help communities ravaged by floods in the district
UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his head after the earthquake
Young people recently participated in a special session of the Mock Youth Parliament forum held to mark World Environment Day, a programme that raised a number of lively debates on mitigating the effects of climate change in Nepal
The support of UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme offered an entrepreneur in Parbat options for livelihood and a way out of poverty he had never imagined possible

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59.6%

of Nepalis are literate

21.6%

of Nepalis fall below the poverty line

40.34%

of Nepal's population is between the ages of 16 to 40

14.18 million

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