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  • 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.

  • 31 May 2008
    Deputy Speaker a new star in BBC World Service Trust radio drama

    Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chitralekha Yadav embarked on a new career as a radio actor this month when she played herself in the radio drama Katha Mitho Sarangiko. The drama is produced by the BBC World Service Trust as part of the UNDP Participation in Peace and Constitution Building project.

  • 03 Apr 2008
    National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management ready for approval

    The first ever draft of the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management in Nepal (NSDRMN) is ready and awaits government’s final endorsement. A joint event with the Ministry of Home Affairs was organised to acknowledge the completion of the draft as a mile-stone towards achieving the goal of `Disaster Resilient Nepal’.

  • 28 Feb 2008
    Re-establishment of Election Observation Resource Centre

    With the new date for the Constituent Assembly(CA) election that has now been rescheduled for 10 April 2008, the Election Commission (EC) of the Government of Nepal has requested UNDP to re-open the ‘Electoral Observation Resource Centre’ as a matter of urgency.

  • 06 Feb 2008
    UNDP launches US$ 2 million Quick Impact Programme in Terai

    As part of direct support to peace building efforts, UNDP has launched a special project called Quick Impact and Peace Support Initiatives (QIPSI) in the 10 districts of Eastern, Central and Western Terai (Saptari, Sunsari Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottarai, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, and Kapilbastu) which are affected by the on-going conflict. For this purpose, UNDP has also hired seven field monitors to work in the ten districts.

  • 31 Jan 2008
    Raising awareness about constituent assembly polls

    In the UNDP ‘Participation in Peace’ project, the BBC World Service Trust recorded the latest edition(12th) of the discussion programme Sajha Sawal (common questions) with Sujata Koirala, Minister Without Portfolio (daughter of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala). The programme was on air in BBC Nepali Sewa on 3 February. A live audience of more than 60 people drawn from local groups and members of UNDP supported community organisations took part in the interaction while a reporter phoned in questions from local people in Sunsari, her own constituency and home district.

  • 02 Jan 2008
    Verification of Maoist army personnel completed

    For the past year, UNDP has been assisting UNMIN to conduct the registration and verification of Maoist army personnel, providing experts from the UNDP Afghanistan reintegration programme and from Rwanda, who assisted with the design and management of process and trained a team of Nepalese registration and verification staff for data entry and processing.