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  • 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.

  • 17 Apr 2012
    National Planners trained on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Climate Risk Management

    Sustainable Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Climate Risk Management (CRM) and the protection of development gains in Nepal requires the mainstreaming of these approaches into planning, policies and programmes. In recognition of the importance of these issues, a national training on mainstreaming DRM and CRM was jointly organized by the National Planning Commission and the UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme with technical support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.

  • 05 Apr 2012
    Africa and Asia to lead urban population growth in the next four decades

    Africa’s urban population will increase from 414 million to over 1.2 billion by 2050 while that of Asia will soar from 1.9 billion to 3.3 billion. Both regions together will account for 86 per cent of all increase in the world’s urban population according to the 2011 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects, launched by the United Nations today.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    Solar lights illuminate Butwal streets

    With the promotion of solar energy through public private partnership, the local economy of Butwal is booming and the initiative has also become a model technology for other cities to replicate.