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  • 29 Nov 2012
    UNDP, Election Commission sign four-year agreement to carry out electoral reforms

    Today the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), the European Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have embarked on a new partnership to strengthen the foundations of democracy in Nepal. A four year financing agreement was signed between the European Commission and Ministry of Finance to support the Election Commission’s ambitious institutional strengthening reform agenda that is built on its recent successes. A separate project implementation document was also signed between Election Commission and UNDP to implement the reform programme.

  • 02 Nov 2012
    Speech by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, on the occasion of UN Day 2012

    Thank you again for joining us to celebrate UN Day here at UN House. This is my fifth UN Day in Nepal and I have become attached to this short ceremony to celebrate the strong ties that bind Nepal and the United Nations together. And not just Nepal, but other Member States too, who are always present and always so supportive.

  • 15 Oct 2012
    Nineteen more bird species in MohanaKailali Corridor

    19 new bird species, including the Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Himalayan Bulbul, and Large Cuckooshrike, were recorded in the MohanaKailali Corridor in the western Terai (plains) of Nepal, increasing the total count to 111 from 92 species in June 2011 . Mr. DayaramChaudhari, a local expert on birds, and his team assessed bird life in the corridor in May and June of 2012. The assessment was coordinated by the MohanaKailali Community Forests Coordination Committee.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    Micro-enterprise Trade Fairs in Kathmandu and Kavre

    Hon’ble Finance Minister Mr Barsha Man Pun inaugurated the Micro-enterprise Trade Fair 2012 on 21 Sept. Mr Scott Dawson, First Assistant Director for South and West Asia of the AusAID and Ms Shoko Noda, Country Director of the UNDP, jointly inaugurated Kavre Micro-enterprise Trade Fair in Kavre district on 27 Sept.

  • 14 Sep 2012
    Female Masons Trained in Earthquake Safe Construction for the First Time in Nepal

    For the first time ever in Nepal, an exclusive training for female masons on earthquake resilient construction techniques was organised from 10 to 14 September 2012 in Kathmandu. Masons are a crucial aspect for ensuring compliance with building codes and reducing vulnerability to earthquakes. In an industry traditionally dominated by men, this innovative training programme became the first to focus and build capacity of women and recognises their contribution to safe construction in Nepal.

  • 21 Aug 2012
    Macroeconomic policies play important role for promoting gender equality

    The Hon'ble Vice Chair of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Hon'ble Members of the NPC, the Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Reserve Bank of Nepal), Chief Secretary and 12 Secretaries engaged in an in-depth discussion on gender and macroeconomic policy management during a 2-day high level interaction programme on 20-21 August 2012, organized by the National Planning Commission with support from Strengthening Planning and Monitoring Capacity of NPC project/UNDP Nepal and UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok.

  • 16 Aug 2012
    Statement delivered by Shoko Noda, UNDP Country Director during the Signing Ceremony of the “Ecosystem Based Adaptation in mountain ecosystem in Nepal” (EBA) project document

  • 16 Aug 2012
    Government commits to address adverse impact of climate change

    The Government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly launched the “Ecosystem based Adaptation in mountain ecosystem in Nepal (EbA)” Project today. The project aims at implementing an emerging approach to help people to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    Building a Better Nepal: Partnering with Youth National Youth Festival 2012

    To celebrate the International Youth Day, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Youth NGO Federation Nepal and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme jointly organized National Youth Festival on August 12-13, 2012 in Kathmandu, with financial and technical support from several NGOs, INGOs and organizations working in youth, employment, poverty alleviation and other areas. The theme for National Youth Festival 2012 “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth” is a global call to action for young people and other stakeholders to develop partnership with youth and engage youth towards building a better world.

  • 06 Aug 2012
    Products of Nepalese entrepreneurs find international market

    The entrepreneurs supported by UNDP Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) organised a small scale exhibition at the Australian Embassy, coinciding with the visit of Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. On behalf of the Government of Nepal, Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel, was present on the occasion to interact with and observe the products of the micro-entrepreneurs.

  • 09 Jul 2012
    “Search and rescue capacity important for crisis response….”

    About 35 experts and participants from 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region shared their crisis response strategies, progress and the shortcomings to cope with natural disasters, during the 2-day International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Kathmandu recently. The regional meeting was hosted by the Government of Nepal with technical support from UN OCHA, Humanitarian Support Unit Nepal for the second time in Kathmandu after April 2009.

  • 03 Jul 2012
    Speech by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator at the Opening Ceremony for the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • 20 Jun 2012
    Going beyond GDP, UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

    In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.

  • 07 Jun 2012
    Sustainable energy for all (SE4ALL)

    The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) 4-day mission to Nepal ended with a hope to get different partners working together on energy sector in the country. SE4ALL is UN Secretary General’s initiative launched in September 2011. The initiative aims at ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

  • 24 May 2012
    Statement delivered by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative during the opening of the Electoral Education and Information Centre

  • 24 May 2012
    Electoral Education and Information Center opens for public

    The newly constructed Electoral Education and Information Center (EEIC) was inaugurated at the Election Commission Nepal today by the Right Honourable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

  • 10 May 2012
    NHRC and UN raise concern about humanitarian impact of bandh

    The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Kedar Nath Upadhyay, together with the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Robert Piper, today drew attention to the humanitarian impact of the continuing bandh in the Far Western Region (FWR).

  • 07 May 2012
    Policy makers, bureaucrats discuss disaster, climate risk...

    Policy makers and bureaucrats of Nepal have been working to integrate Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Risk Management (CRM) agenda into development plans. Some government officials from the National Planning Commission and sectoral ministries engaged in a fruitful discussion and developed a framework to integrate DRM/CRM into national development process during the two and a half day workshop organised by UNDP, supported by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

  • 07 May 2012
    Second opportunity for citizens to register as eligible voters.......

    After completing the first round of nationwide voter registration process, the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is currently displaying the preliminary list of voters in 75 districts, Village Development Committees (VDCs) and ward offices for ‘claims and objections’.

  • 07 May 2012
    South South Cooperation

    The UNDP Nepal Country Office received a high level Afghan government delegation in coordination with the UNDP country office in Afghanistan as part of South South cooperation.