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  • 04 Mar 2010
    Communication for empowerment

    The Regional Initiative (Regional Centre Bangkok) conducted a pilot assessment on 'Communication for Empowerment (C4E) of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal'.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    Target of reducing poverty likely to be met

    The National Planning Commission with UNDP's assistance is in the process of producing the MDGs Progress Report 2010 and consultations are on the way with the Government, donors, UN Agencies and civil society to finalize the report.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    National Wetland Committee launched

    In an effort to conserve the Wetlands and to ensure their sustainable use, the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC) has finally launched the National Wetland Committee (NWC). The Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal project supported by the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme and IUCN played a crucial role in making the NWC formation process participatory, inclusive and consultative.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    Training to review the draft constitution

    The Support to the Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) Civil Society Outreach (CSO) initiative organised a four day Master of Trainers Training workshop.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    The Badi women want to be heard!

    Parvati, 18, gathering much courage and confidence in her voice, held the microphone in her hand. She was representing the Badi women community to express their frustrations and desire to live a normal and decent life. The plight of Badi women has been ignored by the state till now. These women now know that the Constitution is being drafted; they want to raise their voice and make their presence felt.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    NHRC proposes for Forensic and Body Exhumation Unit

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is in the process of establishing a Forensic and Body Exhumation unit, developing a pool of experts on the same and also establishing a network of available experts, including those trained by ICRC.

  • 05 Feb 2010
    Discharge and rehabilitation continues

    The discharge, which is scheduled to be completed in seven cantonments across the country by mid February 2010 is part of the 1612 Action Plan signed on 16 December 2009 by the Government of Nepal, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (UCPN-M) and the United Nations. To date, after completing 6 cantonments in Sindhuli, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Ilam, Kailali and Surkhet districts, 2126 young people disqualified from the Maoist army as children or late recruits have been discharged.

  • 09 Jan 2010
    From military to civilian life - first group of minors discharged from Maoist army in Nepal

    A group of young Nepali men and women left their military lives behind and returned to civilian life after a discharge ceremony in the main Maoist army cantonment in Sindhuli in the central region of the country on Thursday, 7 January 2010.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    UN, GoN and UCPN-M sign Action Plan for discharge of minors

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Mr. Rakam Chemjong, Representative of the Secretary General (UNMIN), Ms. Karin Landgren and UCPN Maoist Chairman Mr. Puspa Kamal Dahal witnessed the signing of an Action Plan between the Government of Nepal, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN-M) and the United Nations for the discharge of Maoist army personnel disqualified in the United Nations-led verification process in 2007.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    Remittance is a relief but not a long term solution

    Nepal is likely to meet the target of halving the number of people living under extreme poverty (# 1 Millennium Development Goals ) up to 24 per cent of the total population by 2015.

  • 04 Jan 2010
    Community mediation to resolve disputes

    The formal justice system in Nepal suffers from several drawbacks. It is cumbersome, time consuming and expensive, leaving behind a major portion of the marginalized and poor people, deprived from getting access to justice.

  • 07 Dec 2009
    Early recovery works in Sunsari

    Early recovery works are ongoing in the four villages of Sunsari district affected by the Koshi river flood 15 months ago. A total of 7563 families were affected including 1422 landless families.

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.