Statements and Speeches

Nepal earthquake one year on: Let’s keep women and girls’ needs at the center

11 May 2016

I was traveling along with my colleagues and government officials through a dirt road in Sindhuli district, when I felt the ground move at 11:56 am on April 25th, 2015. We were heading towards a safe house for women survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The car swayed violently and there were p

The 67th International Human Rights Day: Speech by Mr. Jose Asallino, Director of ILO, Nepal on behalf of Mr. Craig Sanders, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, a.i.

11 December 2015

Right Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Khadga Prasad Oli,Honorable chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission,Chairpersons and Commissioners of Constitutional bodies Excellences, Distinguished Guests and Delegates,Ladies and gentlemen,Namaste,This year's Human Rights Day marks the 50

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Statement by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on behalf of the International Community in Nepal

13 October 2015

Kathmandu, 13 October 2015: The international community in Nepal congratulates the Right Honourable K.P. Oli on his appointment as Prime Minister. We welcome the appointment of a new Government and hope it will engage in dialogue to ensure the broadest ownership and inclusive implementation of the c

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council

14 September 2015

Mr President,Excellencies,It was the way he lay: asleep, terminal, so profoundly sad – as if by lying in supplication before the waves that killed him he was asking for a replay, with a different outcome this time; and his socks and little shoes told us he was ready to try life again. But his chee

Statement by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on behalf of the International Community in Nepal

10 July 2015

Kathmandu, 10 July 2015: The international community commends the current progress in the constitution drafting process, and the efforts shown by all political parties to finalize the constitution in the near future. The political parties have an opportunity to build momentum through a public consul

Statement by UN RC a.i. Mr. Ziad Sheikh on the occassion of International Human Rights Day

10 December 2014

Statement by UN Resident Coordinator a.i.Ziad SheikhAt the NHRC Human Rights Day9 December 2014- Check Against Delivery - Right Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Sushil KoiralaHonorable Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Mr. Anup Raj SharmaMr. Man Bahadur Nepali, Chairperson Nati

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Statement by UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick At Global Open Day 18 November 2014

20 November 2014

Hon’ble Minister Acharya, Inter- party Women’s Alliance,Fellow panelists, UN Colleagues and partners, Hon’ble CA members, and former CA members, Ladies and Gentlemen, Namaste!I would like to welcome you all here today and to thank the organisers for this opportun

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World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos

7 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014Every year on the first Monday of October we reflect on the state of our human settlements and what we want the cities of our future to look like. This year, the United Nations has chosen to turn the spotlight on the people who live or have lived in informal settlements, listen

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UN Women Representative remarks on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Resident Coordinator at the National Women’s Conference on Beijing+20

21 August 2014

Right Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav,Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Nilam K.C. Khadka,Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel,Convenor, National Network for Beijing Review Nepal, Bandana Rana,Chairperson, Beyond Beijing Committee, Shanta Laxmi Shrestha,Ad

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Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Jamie McGoldrick at 2014 International Youth Day

13 August 2014

Colleagues, Excellencies and friends.We are gathered here today to celebrate the annual United Nations International Youth Day and it is with great pleasure I welcome you all here at the UN House.Our UN colleagues together with government officials, civil society members, and youth are celebrating t

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Statement of Executive Director, UNFPA International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 “Mental Health Matters”

12 August 2014

A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. Being healthy means not merely the absence of illness, but complete physical, mental and social well-being. An essential component of this is being able to realize one’s potential, cope with the stresses of lif

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Speech Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator On the occasion of the National Human Rights Commission 14th Anniversary

27 May 2014

SpeechJamie McGoldrick, UN Resident CoordinatorOn the occasion of the National Human Rights Commission 14th Anniversary27 May 2014National Human Rights Commission Right Honorable Officiating Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam, Chairperson of National Woman’s Commission, Mrs. Shesh Chad Taara,

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

16 November 2013

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Constituent Assembly Election in NepalThe Secretary-General has closely followed the preparations for the forthcoming Constituent Assembly election. He has been greatly encouraged by the commitment and professionalism with

Statement by Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator for Nepal on UN Day Ceremony in Kathmandu, 29 Oct 2013

29 October 2013

Right Honorable Chairman of the Interim Electoral Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi Heads of Constitutional bodiesYour Excellencies, Distinguished guests,Former and current UN colleaguesLadies and gentlemenNamaste and welcome!This is the first time I am celebrating the UN Day in Nepal. I have been

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal

15 March 2013

The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of an Interim Electoral Council which has ended the protracted stalemate in Nepal. He urges all actors to create a conducive environment for the next elections and to maintain the momentum to implement the outstanding commitments of the Compr

Farewell Speech by Robert Piper, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator at Farewell Reception on 21 January 2013

26 February 2013

Honourable Deputy PM and Foreign Minister,Chairpersons and Commissioners of Constitutional bodiesHonourable Ministers,Excellencies,FriendsThank you for honoring Maggie and I with your presence. In exchange, I promise to be brief.It has been an extraordinary 5 years for us in Nepal. We have lea

Speech by the Robert Piper, Resident Coordinator on the Occasion of the 15th Earthquake Safety Day

15 January 2013

Speech by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator15 January2013At the National Meeting of 15th Earthquake Safety DayBhaktapur Durbar Square Right Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai,Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Mr. Bijay Kumar Gacchedar,Excelle

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on Nepal

17 December 2012

New York, 14 December 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the continuing political deadlock in Nepal. He urges the country’s political parties to set aside differences in the intere

Remarks by UN Resident Coordinator at the launch of the campaign 'Invisible No More'

10 December 2012

Short Remarks by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator10 December 2012At the launch of the campaign ‘Invisible No More’Patan Dhoka CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYLadies, gentlemen, distinguished guests,I would like to thank NEFAD for the invitation to join you today in support of th

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