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  • 10 Dec 2010
    62nd International Human Rights Day observed

    With the international theme for the year 2010 - "Speak up: Stop Discrimination", the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took the lead to organise various programmes to mark the 62nd International Human Rights Day on 10 December, supported by the UNDP Strengthening the Capacity of the NHRC (SCNHRC) project.

  • 09 Dec 2010
    Anti Corruption Day observed

    On the occasion of the Anti Corruption Day - 9 December, a hotline (a toll free number -16600122233) has been established by the Central Investigation for Abuse of Authority (CIAA) - a facility supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Government of Nepal in its efforts to reduce corruption - by enabling the Nepalese citizens to confidently report directly against any incidents witnessed, involving corruption or bribe.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    Government takes steps to protect biological corridors

    The Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) supported by UNDP and a range of donors, has been working since 2006 for the conservation of the three biological corridors - Laljhadhi, Basanta and Khata situated in the western terai (plains). The main challenges for these corridors are illegal encroachment for settlement, agricultural extension and uncontrolled grazing.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    NAPA launched

    ollowing the Cabinet approval, Rt. Honourable Prime Minister and Chairperson of Climate Change Council, Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal launched the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) document and the Nepal Climate Change and Development Portal, bringing to fruition an 18 months long effort involving six line ministries and more than 80 institutions across the country, including civil society, private sector and the media.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    Government, UN release two major reports, the vintage 20th edition of the Global Human Development Report, and a study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Nepal

    The 20th anniversary edition of UNDP?s Human Development Report and the National Planning Commission/UNICEF report on Child Poverty and Disparities in Nepal were launched jointly by UNDP and UNICEF today.

  • 29 Sep 2010
    ECN, Denmark and UNDP sign Cost Sharing Agreement: Election Commission receives additional US$ 2.1m support for voter registration

    A Cost Sharing Agreement was signed today between the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), the Danish Embassy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the US$ 2.1 million support being provided by the Government of Denmark for the new Voter Registration system. UNDP as the Election Commission?s coordinating partner of the donors will administer the funds through its Electoral Support Project (ESP).

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Voter registration starts

    The first phase of voter registration exercise started from 15 September in 58 municipalities of 43 districts across Nepal. The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), through technical assistance of UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP) has begun this modern registration process with photograph and biometric system to create a credible voter list. This includes registering every eligible citizen by digitally capturing their photo, fingerprints and signature.

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Youth debate on Millennium Development Goals progress

    Twenty eight students from twelve higher secondary schools participated in a debate programme- Role of Youth in Achieving the MDGs in Nepal, organised in the UN House as part of the global UN Millennium Campaign .

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Gender-responsive policing in post conflict countries

    A seminar on Gender-Responsive Policing in Post-Conflict Countries was organised jointly by the Nepal Police and UNDP through its Global Programme on Advancing Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Settings supported by the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). The seminar is one of the first engagements with the Nepal Police by UNDP through its Access to Justice project.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Democracy Dialogues for an inclusive Constitution

    Over the last 18 months, the UNDP village-based "Democracy Dialogues" have been an important means to receive suggestions on the new Constitution from Nepal?s remote and isolated rural population. These Dialogues have also been an important channel to remind Nepal's political leaders about laws and policies that have been passed -- but never implemented.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Norway, UNDP sign agreement to bring major reforms in the election process

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP have signed a cost sharing agreement of NOK 13,000,000 (US$ 2.14 m) to support the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to implement the Voter List with Photograph Project supported by UNDP Electoral Support Project - Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Statement delivered by Jorn Sorensen, Deputy Country Director of UNDP/Programmeon the occasion of the International Seminar on Gender-Responsive Policing in Post-Conflict Countries, 8-10 September 2010

  • 07 Sep 2010
    Nepal makes notable progress on the MDGs, eradicating inequality and social exclusion remain major challenges

    Nepal makes notable progress on the MDGs, eradicating inequality and social exclusion remain major challenges Kathmandu 7 September 2010: Nepal is close to achieving several of the eight globally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 related to poverty, education, health and environmental sustainability. This is especially impressive given the country is emerging from a decade-long conflict and political instability.

  • 07 Sep 2010
    Statement delivered by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on the third Nepal MDGs Progress Report 2010

  • 16 Aug 2010
    Tackling energy poverty can accelerate MDGs

    The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and UNDP jointly launched the report, 'Capacity development for scaling up decentralized energy access programmes: Lessons from Nepal on its role, costs and financing' today.

  • 12 Aug 2010
    Remarks by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal International Youth Year 2010-2011

  • 11 Aug 2010
    UNDP supports Nepal Police to reduce Gender Based Violence

    A Letter of Agreement was signed between UNDP and the Nepal Police to engage in capacity-building of Nepal Police officers in gender issues, focusing mainly on Gender Based Violence (GBV).

  • 11 Aug 2010
    AusAID, UNDP sign agreement for Electoral Education and Information Centre

    The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and UNDP signed a AUS $ 1.3 million cost sharing agreement to support the establishment of an Electoral Education and Information Centre (EEIC) in the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN).

  • 11 Aug 2010
    Disaster preparedness plan for effective response

    The Disaster Risk reduction at the National Level Nepal Project at the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), recently supported District Disaster Relief Committees (DDRC) of 11 mountainous, hilly and terai districts (Sunsari, Mohottari, Sindhuli, Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Tanahun, Syangja, Arghakhanchi and Bajura) to develop District Disaster Preparedness Plans and District Contingency Plans 2010.

  • 09 Aug 2010
    Starting a successful civilian life

    To date, more than 1,218 men and women, verified minors and late recruits who were discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have been referred for voluntary rehabilitation packages that are being offered by the United Nations.