The UN and the Government of Nepal launch an appeal for US$415 million to provide relief in NepalApr 30, 2015The UN, along with a host of development partners, and the Nepali government made an appeal today for financial aid to provide urgent relief for people affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday morning.
UNDP Regional Director calls for longer term development planning in NepalMay 16, 2014Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific concluded his three-day visit to Nepal urging the government leadership to quickly complete the transition process. He commended Nepal’s leaders for committing to graduate from the ranks of least developed countries by 2022, but said that strong political commitment accompanied by measurable actions was need to achieve the goals within next 8 years.
Sexual and gender minorities call for protection of their rightsApr 23, 2014The first-ever two-day national dialogue on the legal and social challenges facing, as well as the opportunities for, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and organizations in Nepal closed today with a call to the government to decriminalize same-sex sexual activity in the law and urged greater protection of rights of sexual and gender minorities. The participants also called on the government and affiliated parties to enshrine the rights of sexual and gender minorities in the constitution.
Finland to provide Euro 5.4 million to strengthen rule of law and improve respect for human rights in NepalApr 7, 2014The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have reached an agreement to implement a programme supporting the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs in minimizing impunity and protection and promotion of access to justice for thousands of poor and vulnerable people in Nepal.
Norway to provide USD 4.54 million for a new rule of law and human rights programmeSep 12, 2013Norway to provide USD 4.054 million for a new rule of law and human rights programme; the programme seeks to increase access to justice for thousands of vulnerable and poor people in Nepal and increase the rate of implementation of court judgments to 50 percent.
“Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the PacificSep 2, 2013Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.
A new initiative on climate change to benefit nearly 100,000 vulnerable people in NepalJul 15, 2013Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CBFGLOF), a joint initiative of GoN and UNDP, will directly benefit an estimated 96, 562 members of climate change vulnerable communities. The project contributes to Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan of Action’s (NAPA) Profile 3 and 4 ‘Community-Based Disaster Management for Facilitating Climate Adaptation’ and ‘GLOF Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction’ respectively.
Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effortMar 21, 2013The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
UNDP hands over Anti-Retroviral Treatment facilities, adequate HIV/AIDS drugs and supplies to last until March 2014 to the government; handover marks the end of its partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Round 7 HIV grant. Feb 18, 2013UNDP has successfully concluded its $12 million partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Round 7 HIV grant that supported the National HIV/AIDS response in Nepal between 2008 and 2012—handing over Anti-Retroviral Treatment facilities and adequate HIV/AIDS drugs and supplies until March 2014. The facilities and supplies have been transferred to the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC).
- Shoddy construction practices, the use of sub-standard material, and non-compliance with the existing Building Code have been cited as major reasons for the great number of lives lost in the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. UNDP in Nepal 18 hours ago
- Solar power comes to Band-e-amir national park. For both residents and tourists, brewing a nice pot of hot tea for your morning breakfast is as simple as finding the sun. UNDP Afghanistan 20 hours ago
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