UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-Pacific
Apr 26, 2016
Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
- UNDP helps restore communities through debris management Jul 13, 2015
- UNDP-Parliament Secretariat renew partnership to improve effectiveness of the legislative branch Jun 29, 2015
The Challenges Faced by LGBTI members Following the earthquake in Nepal
May 7, 2015
While the quake devastated communities across the country it has had an especially profound impact on marginalized communities such as the LGBTI. The UN Development Programme and partners have been working to ensure equal rights for LGBTI. Those programs have had some impact, but finding acceptance in Nepal’s relatively conservative society is still a challenge, and in the aftermath of the quake those challenges have been accentuated.
Courage and Hope in the Villages of Nepal
May 3, 2015
n the hours following the Nepal earthquake, Bharat Man Shrestha had little time to focus on his own fears. His parents in the village of Chautara, three hours from Kathmandu, were on the phone begging him to come home. Most of the houses in the village, including his parent’s home, had collapsed. One of his aunts was dead.
The UN and the Government of Nepal launch an appeal for US$415 million to provide relief in Nepal
Apr 30, 2015
The UN, along with a host of development partners, and the Nepali government made an appeal today for financial aid to provide urgent relief for people affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday morning.
Nepal's 'emergency centres' pay off for real time updates, coordination
Apr 29, 2015
In the chaos of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, whose epicenter was in the rural Gorkha district, small Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) are believed to have played a pivotal role in responding to the disaster.
UNDP Regional Director calls for longer term development planning in Nepal
May 16, 2014
Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific concluded his three-day visit to Nepal urging the government leadership to quickly complete the transition process. He commended Nepal’s leaders for committing to graduate from the ranks of least developed countries by 2022, but said that strong political commitment accompanied by measurable actions was need to achieve the goals within next 8 years.
Sexual and gender minorities call for protection of their rights
Apr 23, 2014
The first-ever two-day national dialogue on the legal and social challenges facing, as well as the opportunities for, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and organizations in Nepal closed today with a call to the government to decriminalize same-sex sexual activity in the law and urged greater protection of rights of sexual and gender minorities. The participants also called on the government and affiliated parties to enshrine the rights of sexual and gender minorities in the constitution.
Finland to provide Euro 5.4 million to strengthen rule of law and improve respect for human rights in Nepal
Apr 7, 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have reached an agreement to implement a programme supporting the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs in minimizing impunity and protection and promotion of access to justice for thousands of poor and vulnerable people in Nepal.