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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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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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A year on Nepal earthquakes: Education continues in affected districts but children still need safe and stable learning environment

25 April 2016

KATHMANDU, 24 April 2016 – A year after devastating earthquakes in Nepal, 1.6 million school children are starting the new academic year in affected areas. Yet many of them continue to study in temporary classrooms. While recovery and reconstruction efforts are moving ahead, much remai

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Government of Finland agrees to provide one million Euro for UNICEF to build Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene systems in Communities and Schools

2 March 2016

Kathmandu, March 2, 2016: UNICEF Nepal and the Government of Finland signed an agreement today to co-finance recovery and reconstruction of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in communities and schools affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 201

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Nepal Multiple Indicator Survey (NMICS) 2014

25 February 2016

KATHMANDU, 25 February 2016 - The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) today released the findings of the Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (NMICS) 2014. The findings included data on child mortality, nutrition, child health, water and sanitation, reproductive health, early childhood development

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UNICEF denounces violence that took life of a child in Kailali

26 August 2015

Calls on the concerned parties to protect children during demonstrations and agitations and to preserve ‘zones of peace’ around childrenKathmandu 26 August 2015 - UNICEF said today that it is shocked by reports of the death of a child due to gunshot in Kailali District on 24 August 2015.“The d

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Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF

22 January 2015

UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in educationKATHMANDU, 22 January 2015 – In many countries around the world, significantly less public resources are used to educate children in the poorest 20 per cent of society tha

Ensure rights of persons with disabilities to education in federal Nepal

21 January 2015

Over 70 participants including 50 persons with disability representing four development regions gathered in Kathmandu on 16 and 17 January to discuss ways of ensuring the rights to education for persons with disability in federal Nepal. The workshop, the first of its kind focusing on persons with di

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Kathmandu Metropolitan City And UNICEF To Work Together For Clean, Green And Child-Friendly City

20 November 2014

20 November 2014 - Kathmandu Metropolitan City And UNICEF To Work Together For Clean, Green And Child-Friendly CityKATHMANDU, 20 November 2014 – Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and UNICEF commenced the “Clean, Green and Child-friendly Kathmandu City” initiative in an event conducted in the h

UNICEF statement on filing of charges against Child Health Division Officials

4 November 2014

The Nepal Government’s Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed charges against officials from the Ministry of Health and Population’s Child Health Division on suspicion of embezzlement of funds allocated to the national immunisation programme.UNICEF has been provi

New UNICEF Ambassador Aamir Khan vows to fight stunting in South Asia

9 October 2014

Kathmandu, 9 October 2014 – Film actor, director and producer Aamir Khan has become Ambassador for UNICEF in South Asia. In this capacity Mr. Khan will support UNICEF’s work to promote the right of South Asian children to nutrition, with a focus on ending stunting. “I am delighted to bec

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Joint Press Release: Nepal in historic introduction of the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

18 September 2014

The IPV will help secure a world free of all polio diseaseKATHMANDU, 18 September 2014 – In a landmark step to accelerate the global eradication of polio and help prevent a resurgence of the disease, Nepal is today introducing the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization progr

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Press Release: Mr.Tomoo Hozumi is new UNICEF Representative of Nepal

12 August 2014

Kathmandu, 11 August 2014: Mr. Tomoo Hozumi, a national of Japan, today took up his post as the new Representative for UNICEF in Nepal.On arrival Mr. Hozumi said, “It has been a long cherished dream of mine to work in Nepal, and I feel honoured to have been selected to carry on the work that UNICE

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UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez Visits Nepal

30 May 2014

NEW YORK (May 29, 2014) – Actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez just returned from a visit to Nepal, where she traveled to bring attention to children in need within the country and across the globe. During her trip, Gomez saw firsthand the impact of UNICEF’

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Making the Invisible Visible: Join us… Speak Out: End violence against women and children campaign to mark International Women’s Day

3 March 2014

UNICEF Nepal, UN Women and UNFPA Nepal jointly present Nirbhaya Foundation’s “Women in Concert” on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 (SATURDAY, Falgun 24) with a call to #ENDviolence against children and women.Date: 8 March 2014Venue: Lainchour GroundTime: 1-5 pmJOIN

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