Press Release

Successful Completion of Heritage Inventory at Hanumandhoka

19 December 2016

Successful Completion of Heritage Inventory at Hanumandhoka A UNESCO supported project to create an inventory documenting objects recovered from Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, a site located at the heart of the rich cultural heritage of Nepal which witnessed significant destruction in the 2015 ear

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Post-disaster excavations at Earthquake-Damaged Jagannath and Gopinath Temples, Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Property, Nepal

12 December 2016

Post-disaster excavations at Earthquake-Damaged Jagannath and Gopinath Temples, Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Property, NepalUNESCO has commissioned post-disaster rescue excavations at earthquake-damaged monuments within the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage

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Joint Op-Ed by HoAs for UNFPA Nepal and WHO: Violence against women: Central role of health workers

8 December 2016

Some 22 per cent of Nepali women aged 15-49 experience domestic violence at least once in their lifetimes, according to the National Demographic and Health Survey (2011).For most, speaking out is exceptionally difficult: shame, stigma and pressure from families and communities may prevent them from

Stand up for human rights, which are under unprecedented pressure

8 December 2016

“Unprecedented pressure on international human rights standards risks unravelling the unique set of protections set in place after the end of World War II.” In a statement issued in the run-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also

New Fast-Track HIV Plan aims to end AIDS epidemic in Nepal, by 2030

1 December 2016

New Fast-Track HIV Plan aims to end AIDS epidemic in Nepal, by 2030Nepal Lunches five-year strategic HIV plan: "Nepal HIVision 2020"KATHMANDU, 1 December 2016 - Nepal’s Minister of Health, Gagan Kumar Thapa, launched the National HIV Strategic Plan, NHSP 2016-2021: “Nepal HIVision 2020,” in Ka

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UN commends Nepal after a decade of peace -Building peace requires inclusion, justice and making strides towards Nepal’s development goals

21 November 2016

Today Nepal marks ten years following the Comprehensive Peace Accord that brought an end to its decade-long conflict. Steadily over the last ten years, Nepal has made strides toward maintaining peace, a feat that the UN applauds. This commendation is not only for the nation’s leaders, but also for

SDGs Roadshow Started in Nepalgunj

24 October 2016

NEPALGUNJ, 24 Oct 2016: On the occasion of the 71st UN Day today, the UN Country Team in Nepal has launched a nationwide ‘SDGs Roadshow’ as a campaign to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), starting from Nepalgunj.The SDGs, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and o

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News Insight: July-August 2016

30 September 2016

This news letter covers: Chief of UN Volunteers Development Program visits NepalSustainable Development Goal Quiz'Reproductive Health Kits and Dignity Kits are important component of disaster preparednessStrong Health Response to addressing Gender Based ViolenceRWEE improves lives and incomes o

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UNESCO Condemns Placement of Explosives at Kathmandu Schools

21 September 2016

UNESCO strongly condemns the planting of multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and suspicious objects near school buildings around the Kathmandu Valley, out of which three exploded in the early morning of 20 September 2016. “It is unacceptable that schools are becoming targets of any fo

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UNICEF condemns the bomb incidents at schools in Kathmandu

20 September 2016

20 September 2016, Kathmandu: UNICEF condemned the placement and explosion of bombs at more than half a dozen schools in Kathmandu Valley today. According to reports, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and suspicious packages were placed in at least eight schools, and two of these IEDs explod

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Op-ed -Time to act: Nepal's conflict victims should not have to go to great and dangerous lengths to attain justice

14 September 2016

Sep 14, 2016- Ganga Maya Adhikari is fasting until death. She is protesting the handling of the case of her murdered son, killed in 2004 allegedly by Maoist combatants. Ganga Maya wants the accused tried in court. Twelve years later, she is still waiting.At this impasse, Ganga Maya is adamant that s

UNESCO very concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of historic structures, in particular Ranipokhari

1 September 2016

UNESCO very concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of historic structures, in particular RanipokhariLast week, in a letter to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Department of Archaeology, UNESCO has expressed its concerns about the inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari, a historic structure

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Reproductive Health Kits and Dignity Kits are an important component of disaster preparedness

19 August 2016

KATHMANDU, 19 August 2016 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has prepositioned life-saving Reproductive Health (RH) Kits and Dignity Kits in Kathmandu, three regions and 16 districts of Nepal in order to be able to respond rapidly to the needs of affected populations in case of an emerge


19 August 2016

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 2016OP-EDToday we are witnessing human suffering on a scale that has not been seen since the end of the Second World War. More than 130 million people around the world need humanitarian assistance. Together they would form the tenth most populous country in the world.It is aga

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Securing Women’s Land and Property Rights in Nepal

1 July 2016

Nepal - Over the years, the Government of Nepal has been introducing several proactive measures to promote women’s access, ownership, and control over land and property.These measures, depending on the geographical location, include a 25 per cent to 50 per cent tax exemption on registration when l

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New UNHCR Representative in Nepal

27 June 2016

KATHMANDU, 27 June – The newly-appointed UNHCR Representative in Nepal, Mr. Kevin J. Allen, presented his Letter of Credentials to the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kamal Thapa.Mr. Allen, an American national, arrived in Nepal on 18 June 2016 to take up his

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Joint Press Release: National conference on early childhood development urges everyone to work together for and invest more on early years of life

15 June 2016

KATHMANDU, 15 June 2016 – A national conference on early childhood development (ECD) calling for greater coordination and investment in holistic development of children aged 0-8 is being held today in Kathmandu. The event, organized by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and National ECD Council, in c

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Joint Press Statement End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business! World Day Against Child Labour 2016 (in Nepali)

12 June 2016

A joint press statement from the Government of Nepal represented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) calls out to

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Joint Statement of the United Nations in Nepal, the Embassies of Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Switzerland and the Delegation of the European Union

27 May 2016

As members of the international community with long-standing commitments to the Government and people of Nepal, we have been following recent developments in relation to human rights and transitional justice in Nepal. In this regard, we welcome the Government of Nepal’s recent statement reaffirmin

Let's end obstetric fistula within a generation

23 May 2016

Statement for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula By Giulia Vallese, Representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Nepal 23 May 2016 Women and girls in Nepal are still suffering from obstetric fistula, a health condition that is preventable and in most cases

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