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Ex-combatants start a new life………….

Durga is running a tailoring shop in Dhankuta; Lila has a retail shop in Biratnagar and Anu has become the owner of a beauty parlour in Chandranigahpur. All of them were discharged from Maoist cantonments in 2010 and got the opportunity to voluntarily choose a rehabilitation package to start a new lmore


Integrating the internally displaced: An integral part of urban governance in Nepal

November 2005; When Mehar Singh and his family arrived in the lively Terai town in Nepalganj, near the Indian border three years ago, all he had was 1000 Nepali rupees ($14 U.S. dollars) in his pocket, and a strong will to protect his family-even if it meant leaving their livelihood and hometown behmore


Leaders come together for a confidence building exercise

April 5 2013, Bardiya: Kailali district in the Far West region of Nepal had been the epicenter of recent political and ethnic tension in Nepal. The district remain shut for 31 days in April and May last year as disagreements over federalism spiraled into hostilities and rival protests between differmore


Nepal shares technical expertise with Timor-Leste on conflict sensitivity

“The idea of South-South Cooperation makes a lot of sense where even countries usually boxed as recipients only can be providers of support.”   In what was among the few instances of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation flowing out of Nepal, experts from Nepal have shared valuablemore

Nepal's ambitious development agenda requires peace and stability

Friday, 5 December 2003: Emphasizing that development can occur only with an end to current political violence, Nepal has adopted a 15-year plan to spur economy, reduce poverty, put every child in school and improve healthcare. The National Planning Commission recently launched the Sustainable Devemore


New report links norms of masculinities with gender based violence in Nepal

The relation between prevalent norms of masculinities associated with patriarchy and the gender-based violence is an often under-studied topic. UNDP has made efforts through its Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community Security Project to contribute to the knowledge on the issue.   more


No more weapons, now its scissors for cutting hair..

Phulmati’s beauty parlour business is flourishing in Bardiya, mid-west Nepal. Her earning per day ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000. "We cannot predict fixed income from this business, it depends on many factors such as festivals and wedding seasons but my customers are very happy with me as my more


Rebuilding more lives

December 2010; Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in February 2010, both of them contacted the toll free number and were subsequently referred to the UN Inter-agency Rehabilmore


Recovery in Koshi flood affected area

April 2010; 35 years old Poko Devi Majhi, a mother of 6 children, who belongs to a marginalized ethnic community of Shripur village in Sunsari district, has become an entrepreneur with the support of Koshi Early Recovery Project (KERP), supported by UNDP. She has 50 chickens and is expanding the spmore


Support to the peace process

July 2008; UNDP dispatched a team of ten case workers in June and July of 2008 to examine and assess all PLA weapons and ammunition stored in containers as well as those used for perimeter security of the camps. During this exercise, the old paper barcodes were also replaced with new polyester barcomore