Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006 that ended the decade-long civil war in the country, the Government of Nepal has taken important steps towards forging consensus on key contentious issues, mitigating conflict in the country and successfully completing its democratic transition. There are, however, several challenges that need to be addressed, key among which is giving ownership of the new Constitution—drafted in 2015—to disgruntled parties and groups and effectively implementing the charter by transitioning into a federal structure.
UNDP continues to assist the Government of Nepal, political parties and civil society organizations to successfully navigate the challenging transitional period. Our goal is to help Nepal effectively transition into a functioning democracy—successfully completing all the milestones enshrined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2006, while preventing a relapse back into violence and supporting building democratic institutions.more
Collaborative Leadership and Dialogue
Political leaders, government officials and civil society representatives from Chitwan participating in a dialogue workshop. Photo: Man Harkha Thapamore
Projects and Initiatives
UNDP’s Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP) is working on the two complementary pillars of promoting collaborative leadership and dialogue amongst Nepalese leaders and institutions, and mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and the ‘Do No Harm’ approach into development programmes.more