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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06 May 2009
    Loktantrik Sambaad (Democracy Dialogues)

    The UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project has been active in organising ‘Loktantrik Sambaad’ (Democracy Dialogues) throughout Nepal. The project has funded 15 NGOs, representing the historically marginalized communities of Nepal, including: Dalits, Indigenous Peoples, Madhesis, Disabled, Remote Areas and Youth, to collect submissions for the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • 25 Apr 2009
    Viewing Nepal’s progress towards peace: UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board members in Nepal

    Eight members of the joint Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) from donor and programme countries visited Nepal from 18-25 April. The participating member states were Angola, Azerbaijan, Haiti,Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  • 07 Apr 2009
    New techniques of farming on sandy soils

    Seed grants and advice for growing watermelons, cucumbers and tomatoes on the banks of the Dodha river, Kailali have boosted the income of 15 of the poorest members of Ram Laxman Community Forest.