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  • 14 Feb 2008
    WFP and UNDP Support First Inclusive Nepali Female Everest Expedition

    Today, the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Development Programme through the support of the European Commission announced their support for the First Inclusive Women Sagarmatha Expedition 2008 (FIWSE 2008). This expedition of ten Nepali climbers includes women from multiple castes and ethnicities of Nepal ' the first Mt. Everest expedition of its kind.

  • 27 Nov 2007
    Nepal, one of the countries facing severe risks from climate change!

    'Avalanches and floods pose special risks to densely populated mountain regions. One of the countries facing severe risks today is Nepal, where glaciers are retreating at a rate of several metres each year. Lakes formed by melting glacier waters are expanding at an alarming rate - the Tsho Rolpa lake being a case in point, having increased more than sevenfold in the last 50 years', cites the Global Human Development Report 2007 launched today by Dr. Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, Honourable Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission in Kathmandu.

  • 24 Sep 2007
    Government of Nepal and UNDP sign US$ 1.9 million Rural Energy Project

    The Government of Nepal and UNDP signed a 12.5 crores (US$ 1.9 million) rural energy project (phase III) for a period of three years (2007-2010). Both UNDP and World Bank are continuing their support in this phase III-Rural Energy Development Programme. While UNDP is contributing US$ 1.9 million for the project, the World Bank parallel funding of US$ 3.8 million for the project goes to the communities through Alternative Energy Promotion Centre' the executing agency for the project.

  • 31 Jul 2007
    Response from UN agencies to flood and landslide victims:UNDP extends support to fly rescue teams Response from UN agencies to flood and landslide victims: UNDP extends its support to fly rescue teams to the site

    The United Nations System in Nepal has responded rapidly to the national crisis caused by flooding across Nepal, and the request of the Government of Nepal for assistance. UNMIN has responded to the Government request to make its helicopters available, and with financial support from UNDP has flown rescue teams including members of the Nepal Army, police, Red Cross, government officials and UN agencies for evacuation, relief and assessment operations.

  • 05 Jul 2007
    Government of Nepal and UNDP sign US$ 3.8 million mini hydro project

    The Government of Nepal (GoN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a US$ 3.85 million Khimti Neighbourhood Development (KiND) Project to be implemented in Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. The project will be funded by the Government of Norway, Himal Power Limited (a private power producer company) and UNDP (US$ 200,000) for the period of 2007 to 2010. The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) will be the implementing partner.

  • 30 Mar 2007
    UNDP signs US$ 4.9 million contract with the Global Fund

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed US$ 4.9 million "phase two" agreement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) as the second principle recipient (PR 2). The National Centre for AIDS and STIs Control (NCASC) signed US$ 2.3 million Individual Agreement with GFATM as first principle recipient (PR1).

  • 28 Mar 2007
    Government, UNDP launch Millennium Development Goals ' District Progress Reports

    The Government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today jointly launched the Millennium Development Goals Progress Report for 5 districts of Nepal'Chitwan, Kanchanpur, Morang, Bhaktapur and Banke. Also, the report entitled 'Voices of the People on Development,' jointly produced by the Government of Nepal, UNDP and UNICEF was launched on the same occasion.

  • 15 Mar 2007
    Government of Nepal and UNDP sign US$4 million project for conservation and sustainable use of Wetlands

    The Government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a US$ 4 million project entitled 'Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal' to be implemented in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Sunsari and its buffer zone districts and the Ghodaghodi Lake Complex of Kailali district.

  • 06 Mar 2007
    UNDP kicks off series of 'inclusive constitution-building' seminars

    UNDP kicks off series of 'inclusive constitution-building' seminars Building a truly national constitution will require national engagement beyond participating in elections to the assembly. This is the key message that emerged from a conference hosted by UNDP in Kathmandu on March 3 and 4. The weekend conference brought together a broad spectrum of people from a diverse range of Nepal's political, professional, caste and ethnic groups.

  • 08 Feb 2007
    UNDP supports the peace process in Nepal

    UNDP supports the peace process in Nepal Registration of weapons and combatants. Marking a new phase in the peace process, the United Nations has begun registering and storing weapons of Maoists, former combatants in Nepal, currently encamped in seven main cantonments and 21 satellite cantonments around the country.

  • 23 Jan 2007
    New phase of Nepal's peace process begins with UNDP support

    New phase of Nepal's peace process begins with UNDP support Marking a new phase in the peace process, the United Nations has begun registering and storing weapons of Maoists, former combatants in Nepal, currently encamped in seven main cantonments and 21 satellite cantonments around the country.

  • 18 Jan 2007
    Nepal joins global push to halt AIDS from the grassroots up

    The Community Capacity Enhancement Programme (CCE), a part of the UN Development Programme's global work on HIV/AIDS has started in Parsa, Kapilvastu and Ilam. CCE aims to address the underlying causes of the spread of HIV/AIDS in a community. These underlying causes include: stigma and discrimination against HIV affected, trafficking of girls and women and other gender-HIV related issues.

  • 27 Oct 2006
    More women in law a must for justice in Nepal

    Nepal's legal system will continue to fail women until at least one-third of legal professionals are female, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Resident Representative, Ghulam Isaczai, earlier today during the launch of a new book aimed at inspiring gender justice.

  • 20 Oct 2006
    Thousands to Benefit from New Partnership: UNDP and AusAID sign agreement to assist forestry entrepreneurs

    Six thousand people living in poverty stand to benefit from a new agreement signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Australia at UN House earlier today.

  • 17 Oct 2006
    New Assessment shows way to MDGs

    A new assessment detailing what it will take for Nepal to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 was presented by the National Planning Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to Government, donors and the media at Singha Durbar (Government House) earlier today.

  • 16 Oct 2006
    UN in Nepal puts spotlight on poverty with Guinness World Record Attempt UN in Nepal puts spotlight on poverty with Guinness World Record Attempt

    More than a hundred people 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.

  • 25 Aug 2006
    UNDP launches new text for university students

    With almost half of Nepal's population falling into 'traditionally excluded groups', the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nepal, Matthew Kahane, today called for more emphasis on human development to empower women, Dalits, Janajatis and members of religious minorities.

  • 07 Aug 2006
    Work begins on National Human Development Report UNDP launches new project to support report production

    With the launch of a new project today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal began work on the fourth National Human Development Report, which is due to be published in late 2007.

  • 30 Jun 2006
    Nepal to tap promising trade potential, UNDP and Government launch million-dollar project

    Conflict, poor infrastructure, a narrow range of exports, and slow customs procedures have severely limited Nepal's share of global exports (0.02%). Through a million-dollar project launched in Kathmandu earlier today, the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plan to boost the nation's share of international business.

  • 05 Jun 2006
    UNDP urges Government to fulfil dryland promise World Environment Day

    As the world celebrated Environment Day under the banner: ‘Don’t Desert Drylands’ today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urged the Government of Nepal to ensure that benefits of tourism in the nation’s largest dryland—Upper Mustang— revert back to the people living there.