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  • 07 Apr 2009
    Strengthening the capacity of the Election Commission to administer elections

    UNDP’s Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal project, has been organising trainings at the national level on Building Resources in Democracy, Governance & Elections (BRIDGE).

  • 07 Apr 2009
    ‘Communicating with Authority’

    The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) recently organised a training on `Communicating with Authority’ for the Constitutent Assembly (CA) members and Civil Society. The session included topics such as giving short speeches and statements. The training covered both theoretical and practical sessions where the participants delivered short speeches in given time and structure.

  • 25 Feb 2009
    Integrating disaster risk management into development planning

    The UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal (DRRN) project organised a five-day (20-24 Feb) national level training in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (APDC) on Integrating Disaster Risk Management into Development Planning with the assistance of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department.

  • 24 Feb 2009
    Supporting the localization of Millennium Development Goals

    A joint mission from UNDP Regional Centre Bangkok and SNV Asia Regional Office, Vietnam under the UNDP-SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) partnership for cooperation agreement - Strengthening local level capacities for achieving the MDGs, visited Nepal from 14-23 February. The UNDP-SNV partnership has been supporting the ongoing project Localization of MDGs in District Planning and Monitoring in Nepal. This project is implemented by the Ministry of Local Development in 5 districts- Jumla, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa and Taplejung.

  • 21 Feb 2009
    Developing capacity for peace

    UNDP’s Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project has been providing technical assistance to the peace process since the beginning of 2007. At the request of the Government, the project ran a one-day workshop on 21 February to bring out the priorities and plan of action for formulating a new project to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), to implement its mandate for a successful peace process.

  • 19 Feb 2009
    Support to the Constituent Assembly

    The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) since its opening in January has already received approximately 750 visitors, most of them the members of Constituent Assembly (CA) and civil society.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Support to the Peace Process in Nepal

    The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) with support from UNDP Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project organised a one day workshop to identify the priorities of the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) for 2009. The workshop also contributed towards effective communication between the Peace Fund management, donors, implementing agencies and partners, especially after the relocation of the NPTF to the MoPR.

  • 19 Jan 2009
    Center for Constitutional Dialogue Comes into Operation

    The Center for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) was inaugurated today by the Rt. Hon’ble Subash Chandra Nembang, Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly. The Centre, established with the assistance of the UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building Project (SPCBN) and a consortium of donors (Denmark, Norway, DFID, Switzerland, USAID/OTI) are committed to supporting the constitution building process in Nepal. The Centre is governed by a national advisory board and will work in close collaboration with the CA Secretariat to support the constitution building process.

  • 15 Jan 2009
    Earthquake Safety Day commemorated

    The eleventh earthquake safety day was celebrated on 15 January by the National Committee for Earthquake Safety Day under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • 02 Jan 2009
    `Rautes’ visit capital to ensure their nomadic rights

    A group of six `Rautes’, the nomadic tribe from the western Nepal hills, completed their week long visit to Kathmandu in early January. During their high profile tour to the capital, they met with President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subhash Nembang and Finance Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai.

  • 31 Dec 2008
    Applying Human Rights Based Approach to Justice

    A workshop on ‘Applying Human Rights-Based Approach to Justice’, was organised by UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice Project, Regional Center in Bangkok and Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme.

  • 09 Dec 2008
    Joint monitoring visit to Nepal Peace Trust Fund projects

    A joint team composed of staff from the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), donor agencies and UNDP’s peacebuilding and Recovery Unit visited Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Nepalgunj and Kailali districts in December to monitor the projects funded by the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF).

  • 01 Dec 2008
    World AIDS Day commemorated

    The 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day was marked by the UN staff in Nepal amidst a programme organised by the ‘UN Cares Nepal Team’. The event was addressed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Robert Piper.

  • 19 Oct 2008
    Art of Living commemorates International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a musical event was organized by The Art of Living Foundation, a social and spiritual organization, in an open air theatre in downtown Kathmandu where altogether 4000 people stood-up in the campaign to end poverty while the pledge was being read out by Pandit Din Bandhu Pokharel, a spiritual leader.

  • 17 Oct 2008
    UN in Nepal puts spotlight on poverty with Guinness World Record Attempt

    More than three hundred people including school children and disabled gathered at the United Nations office in Kathmandu this morning to remind world leaders about their commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, and to join millions of people around the world attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for the most number of people to STAND UP Against Poverty.

  • 30 Sep 2008
    World Business Jury Panel commends Nepal Micro-enterprise Development Programme

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the United Nations Development Programme announced the 2008 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) amidst a ceremony held in New York on 24 September as part of the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the General Assembly.

  • 31 Aug 2008
    Capacity Assessment of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction

    At the request of the Government of Nepal, UNDP, with support from its Regional Center in Bangkok, conducted a capacity assessment of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) with the objective of strengthening the Ministry to implement its mandate for a successful peace process.

  • 31 Aug 2008
    International 16 days of activism

    The National Human Rights Commission jointly with the UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice Project organised an interaction programme to commemorate International 16 days of activism to end violence against women.

  • 25 Jul 2008
    Ryutaro Hashimoto Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Award 2008

    UNDP GEF/SGP grantee, Manahari Development Institute-Nepal, has won the ‘Ryutaro Hashimoto Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Award 2008’ - a GOLD (1st) prize in recognition of the outstanding contribution in promoting environmental management and sustainable development. The award was given in the 4th Plenary Meeting (award giving ceremony) at Davao, Phillipines on 25 July 2008.

  • 30 Jun 2008
    HIV/AIDS and Mobility

    The SAARC-UNDP-ILO regional workshop, Leadership and Development Challenges in Addressing HIV/AIDS and Mobility held in Kathmandu (23-25 June) agreed upon that migration per se is not a risk factor for HIV, rather it is the conditions under which people move that often makes them more vulnerable to HIV. Therefore, there is a need to integrate HIV/AIDS into policies and programmes for migrant workers and their families.