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  • 07 Dec 2009
    Nepal MDGs Needs Assessment training

    The National Planning Commission with technical and financial support from UNDP Strengthening, Planning and Monitoring Capacity Project organised a Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Needs Assessment Training for Government officials from 22-27 November.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    ADB, UNDP sign landmark agreement to enhance reforms in local level governance

    The Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed two Memoranda of Understanding for Administrative Arrangements to support the reform efforts of the Government of Nepal in local level governance. With a total of USD 381,000 from ADB, the two instruments focus on: (i) expanding the outreach of UNDP's ongoing Public Private Partnership for Urban Environment (PPPUE) Programme to four municipalities (i.e., Birganj, Butwal, Dharan and Dhangadhi), and (ii) initiating new methods of supporting service delivery for marginalized groups.

  • 09 Nov 2009
    Flagship Programme Package on Disaster Risk Reduction handed over

    A new Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiative for Nepal was handed over to the Ministry of Home Affairs by Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, the Assistant Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, during the symposium organised by the UN System in Nepal on 14 October to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

  • 09 Nov 2009
    Discharge and Rehabilitation of Maoist Army Personnel - Minors and Late Recruits

    The discharge and rehabilitation of the 4,008 Maoist army personnel verified as late recruits or minors as of 25 May 2006 is a critical step in the peace process closely linked to the implementation of the peace agreements.

  • 09 Nov 2009
    Understanding the peace process ...

    The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) in collaboration with the Local Development Training Academy (LDTA) conducted an 8 days training cum workshop on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution for over 20 Under-Secretaries from the MoPR, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Planning Commission (NPC).

  • 09 Nov 2009
    Pull down exercise to test vulnerability of buildings to earthquakes

    Most of the fatalities in past earthquakes have occurred due to the collapse of buildings constructed using brick masonry that are considered as ‘Non-Engineered Construction’.

  • 16 Oct 2009
    Statement delivered by UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Piper to mark the 'Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty' at the President's Office-Shital Niwas

  • 16 Oct 2009
    Nepal President reads the Stand-Up Pledge, putting spotlight on poverty in Nepal

    More than four hundred people including Ministers, Constituent Assembly members, the diplomatic corp, UN Agency heads, media and civil society gathered at Shital Niwas today, at the office of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal where the Rt. Hon'ble President, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav read the Stand Up pledge.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Statement delivered by UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Piper during the launch of the Global Human Development Report 2009

  • 24 Sep 2009
    What comes first, peace or constitution?

    The debate on, ‘What comes first, peace or constitution?’ continued for over two hours between the members of the Constituent Assembly, representatives of the civil society, NGOs and media during the panel discussion organised by the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) and UNDP on the occasion of International Day for Peace. In 249 days, the new constitution has to be drafted and it is a Herculean task to incorporate all the issues and shape up a final document that meets every citizen’s expectations. Until the new constitution is drafted, the peace process still looks fragile.

  • 24 Sep 2009
    UNDP supports early recovery in the flood affected areas

    In order to support the Koshi flood affected victims start a new livelihood, after their return to their original places, UNDP joined hands with WFP in its Food for Work programme with cash top up in 23 wards of 4 affected Village Development Committees (VDCs)- Shripur, Haripur, Paschim Kushaha and Laukahi.

  • 10 Sep 2009
    Report on Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants Launched

    The report, Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants was launched today in Kathmandu by the Honourable Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada. The report is expected to help guide the work of the Government, the VDCs, civil society and the donor organisations involved in supporting local governance and development.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    Government officials participate in peace-sensitive development planning workshop

    Over 40 officials from the National Planning Commission and Line Ministries participated in the workshop- Strengthening Collaborative Leadership Capacities for Peace-sensitive Development Planning and Governance, organised by the UNDP Peace Building and Recovery unit with support from the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP HQs.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    CA members discuss Nepal Human Development Report

    The Honourable Constituent Assembly (CA) members participated in the interaction programme on the Nepal Human Development Report 2009. UNDP organised the programme as part of the public outreach strategy to stir debates and discussions on the report for way forward.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    Constituent Assembly members form MDGs task force to fight against poverty

    The Constituent Assembly members have formed a team of ten to champion the cause of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) inside the Parliament and in their respective constituencies, supported by the United Nations Millennium Campaign. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper met the CA members recently and briefed them on the importance of MDGs for Nepal.

  • 19 Aug 2009
    Strengthening capacity for negotiation and consensus-building

    As part of its support to the Constituent Assembly (CA) in the process of drafting a new constitution, the UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project has launched a new initiative to strengthen the capacity of Constituent Assembly members to negotiate and build constructive consensus.

  • 18 Aug 2009
    Voices of the marginalized communities

    A one-day interaction programme on the ‘Role of Media on the Issues of Marginalized Communities’, was organised by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) at the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) on 20 July, chaired by Mr. Dharmendra Jha, President of the FNJ. The programme was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, Rt. Honourable Subash Chandra Nembang, participated by the CA members, civil society organizations, editors and representatives of the media.

  • 17 Aug 2009
    Statement delivered by UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Robert Piper during the launch of the Nepal Human Development Report 2009

  • 17 Aug 2009
    Political Transformation and Inclusion critical for building peace in Nepal

    Today Nepal is in transition from conflict to peace and from authoritarian rule to democracy and has the chance to redefine both the nation and the state. It is an opportunity for political 'transformation', to root out age old practices by ensuring equality, justice and greater voice for excluded groups. Deepening democracy and strengthening the rule of law are critical in order to give peace a chance of success', says the new 2009 Nepal Human Development Report launched in Kathmandu today.

  • 05 Jun 2009
    Australia provides AUD4.5 million to Nepal through UNDP to support micro-enterprise development

    The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a AUD4.5m cost-sharing agreement to continue support for the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) in Nepal.