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Secretary-General, in Message for International Day of Person with Disabilities

3 December 2013

SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ACCESSIBILITY CENTRE AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 De

Protect cultural heritage beyond monuments. Symposium on Kathmandu’s living heritage concludes

2 December 2013

We must define, protect and sustain our cultural heritage beyond monuments. This is the main message of the more than 140 participants from twenty two countries, who met in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal from 25 to 29 November 2013 for the international symposium ‘Revisiting Kathmandu: Safeguarding Livin

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Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2013

Violence against women is unacceptable – no matter what she was wearing Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Geneva, 25 November 2013Violence against women remains one of the greatest scourges of

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UN Statement for 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women 2013

25 November 2013

UN Statement for 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women 2013 A nation cannot prosper, cannot reach its full potential unless girls and women are empowered economically, politically and are free from any kind of violence. The United Nations Secretary-General at the General Assembly stated

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At the 11th ICAAP: Nepal presents its HIV investment plan

22 November 2013

Bangkok, Friday 22 November 2013—To keep an effective and efficient HIV response on Nepal’s national agenda as a national public good beyond 2015, the “Nepal HIV Investment Plan” is about moving from what we know to what we do.

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Election - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal

21 November 2013

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of the Constituent Assembly election. The turnout shows their determination to take the peace process forward. The new Const

Op-ed by UNDP Country Director Shoko Noda and UN Women Representative Ziad Sheikh (nepali version only)

15 November 2013

नेपाल अब चुनावतिर लम्कँदै गरेको अवस्थामा महिला उम्मेदवारहरूको धेरै-थोरै संख्या हुनु चिन्ताकै विषय हो । ती मध्ये

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Statement by UN RC on behalf of International Community in Nepal

6 November 2013

Statement by UN Resident Coordinator on behalf of the International Community in Nepal KATHMANDU, 6 November 2013 --- With only 13 days until the election on 19 November, we applaud the efforts of all stakeholders, including the interim government, the Election Commission, the polit

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Speech by the Rt. Hon'ble Khil Raj Regmi to commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the United Nations

29 October 2013

This is a speech by the Rt. Hon'ble Khil Raj Regmi, Chairman of the Council of Ministers at the function organized by the UN system in Nepal to commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the United Nations Day Kathmandu, 29 Oct 2013.

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Better teachers for better learning: A Call for Teachers, media advisory

2 October 2013

Every year on 5 October, World Teachers’ Day is observed to highlight the importance of skilled, qualified and well-trained teachers and their importance for students and for society. In Nepal and elsewhere, this year’s World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated under the motto “A call for Teach

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Press Release on the occasion of International Right to Know Day 28 September 2013

28 September 2013

Press Release on the occasion of International Right to Know Day28 September 2013As International Right to Know Day is worldwide observed on 28 September to celebrate and raise awareness of the right to information, UNESCO continuous to help improve the transparency of Nepal’s government and the a

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Vital Election: An Op-Ed by UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick

21 September 2013

JAMIE MCGOLDRICK International Day of PeaceThis year, the International Day of Peace falls at a critical juncture in Nepal’s own progress towards a lasting peace. The peace process here is admired around the world—in seven years since the fighting ended there has been n

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Secretary-General's Message on International Peace Day, 21 September 2013

20 September 2013

21 September 2013The International Day of Peace is a time for reflection – a day when we reiterate our belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire. We ask people everywhere to observe a minute of silence, at noon local time, to honour those killed in conflict and the survivors who

Safeguarding Nepal’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Workshop on preparing nominations to the Intangible Cultural Heritage List Kathmandu 16 - 20 September 2013 UNESCO Media Advisory

12 September 2013

UNESCO continues its initiative to help safeguard Nepal’s intangible heritage with a workshop on preparing nominations to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in Kathmandu from 16 to 20 September 2013. The workshop is the last of three Japan funded events to build capacity to protect

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Ending AIDS: Nepal presents its strategically focused HIV Investment Plan

4 September 2013

Kathmandu, Wednesday 4 September 2013—Towards the global vision of reaching Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths, Nepal presented its plan to guide focused HIV investment, on Monday 2 September 2013Informed by evidence of where most investment will be needed, a

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Nepal: Conflict-related human rights violations need to be investigated without any further delay, says UN Human rights Office

4 September 2013

KATHMANDU/GENEVA (4 September 2013) - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern Wednesday over the deteriorating health of a couple on hunger strike for more than a month to demand justice for their son killed in Nepal during the armed conflict.“We find it d

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‘Think Move Change’ IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013

30 August 2013

Kathmandu – The IOM Nepal Mission and the EU Delegation to Nepal will launch the ‘IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013’ on 1 September 2013. The theme of the contest is ‘Think Move Change,’ and it aims to raise public awareness of Nepal’s labour migration challenges and opportunitie

RC Office Press Release on Completion of Integration of Former Maoist Combatans

26 August 2013

Nepal, 26 August 2013: The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal commends the completion of the integration of the former Maoist Army Combatants into the Nepal Army and congratulates the Nepali people, all political parties, the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Army for this step whic

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Press Release for International Youth Day 2013, YuwakYuwati Mela

16 August 2013

PRESS RELEASE for IYD 2013 YUWAK YUWATI MELAYouth Migration and Development17th August Saturday at the Moksh Restaurant, KathmanduEvery year the world celebrates the International Youth Day (IYD) on the 12thAugust. This year the celebration has special focus on youth migration and development. In to

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Press Release: Arrival of Newly Appointed Resident Coordinator of UN, and the Resident Representative of the UNDP, Mr Jamie McGoldrick

14 August 2013

Kathmandu, 13 August — The newly appointed Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System’s Operational Activities for Development in Nepal and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, called on the Chairman of the Council of Minist

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