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  • 24 Aug 2005
    Launch of UNDP/UNESCAP Report on Least Development Countries

    In a region of rising prosperity, fast growth in countries like China, India and the East Asian 'tigers' hides widespread extreme poverty in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of Asia and the Pacific, a new report being launched today by two United Nations organisations warns.

  • 22 Aug 2005
    The Global Fund To Fight AIDS

    Despite many hurdles and delays HIV component of "The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria" was initiated with the signing of contracts between Global Fund sub recipients and UNDP.

  • 18 Aug 2005
    UNDP Reviews Programmes to Provide Better Services in Conflict Areas

    UNDP reached an agreement with the Government on a number of strategic and immediate measures bringing fundamental changes to its country programme framework in Nepal. This initiative is part of an ambitious exercise where the organization is reviewing its programme effectiveness, mode of delivery and safety and security of its project staff at the field level. The objective is to ensure its programmes remain relevant, effective and responsive to the evolving situation precipitated by the conflict.

  • 19 May 2005
    UN All Set to Implement Global Fund for Aids Programmes

    The United Nations System in Nepal, in support with its 17 implementing partners, is all set to implement its GFATM-funded-projects (Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) in six districts of Nepal.

  • 15 Dec 2004
    Candid Report Charts path for Nepali Women trapped by Discrimination and Poverty

    Systematic discrimination pervades women’s lives in Nepal and has stripped most Nepalese women of their dignity, self-respect and confidence, says a radical new report launched today in Kathmandu. The Nepal Human Development Report 2004 says that the country’s Constitution provides protection for women in Nepal, but the Government has not taken significant action to implement its provision. This forthright report is more than a mere hand wringing of women’s plight in Nepal. It recommends drastic changes for transforming the current status of women and other excluded and exploited groups in Nepal.

  • 15 Dec 2004
    Nepal’s Future Depends on Radical Social and Political Changes, asserts new report

    “Nepal is currently undergoing the most painful period in its history,” asserts a powerful new report launched today in Kathmandu, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme. The Nepal Human Development Report 2004 does more than merely examine the root causes of the country’s current political and economic crises. This forthright publication offers a specific and practical “reform agenda” recommending “radical shifts in policies, priorities and institutions.”