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  • 23 Apr 2014
    Sexual and gender minorities call for protection of their rights

    The first-ever two-day national dialogue on the legal and social challenges facing, as well as the opportunities for, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and organizations in Nepal closed today with a call to the government to decriminalize same-sex sexual activity in the law and urged greater protection of rights of sexual and gender minorities. The participants also called on the government and affiliated parties to enshrine the rights of sexual and gender minorities in the constitution.

  • 11 Apr 2014
    Kesha Pariyar receives Globally Coveted Business for Peace Award

  • 07 Apr 2014
    Finland to provide Euro 5.4 million to strengthen rule of law and improve respect for human rights in Nepal

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have reached an agreement to implement a programme supporting the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs in minimizing impunity and protection and promotion of access to justice for thousands of poor and vulnerable people in Nepal.

  • 10 Jan 2014
    Minister for Finance & Industry lauds micro-entrepreneurs’ crop diversification

    Nepal’s Minister for Finance and Industry Honorable Shankar Koirala lauded Nepali micro-entrepreneurs for their success in crop diversification and for contributing to the Government’s efforts to reduce trade deficit. The Minister made the comments on 8 January in Kakani, Nuwakot while on a visit to strawberry farms that have received support from Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP).

  • 01 Nov 2013
    Nepal bags Expo Leadership Award

    The UNDP-UNEP supported programme "Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review" was hailed for its exemplary work

  • 24 Oct 2013
    Nepal’s roadmap on statistical development likely by November end

    A roadmap to formulate the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) is likely to be prepared by the end of November this year. The roadmap will envision a detailed sketch as to how the NSDS has to be developed in the country which is yet to prioritise a better data and statistical system.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    Norway to provide USD 4.54 million for a new rule of law and human rights programme

    Norway to provide USD 4.054 million for a new rule of law and human rights programme; the programme seeks to increase access to justice for thousands of vulnerable and poor people in Nepal and increase the rate of implementation of court judgments to 50 percent.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 15 Jul 2013
    A new initiative on climate change to benefit nearly 100,000 vulnerable people in Nepal

    Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CBFGLOF), a joint initiative of GoN and UNDP, will directly benefit an estimated 96, 562 members of climate change vulnerable communities. The project contributes to Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan of Action’s (NAPA) Profile 3 and 4 ‘Community-Based Disaster Management for Facilitating Climate Adaptation’ and ‘GLOF Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction’ respectively.

  • 04 Jul 2013
    Kailali journalists engage in self diagnosis on their crisis role

    For the first time since the adversarial events of May 2012 that saw Kailali district shutdown for over a month, key media leaders from Kailali were brought together to reflect on the role media played during the crisis.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Call for a rigorous data system to promote evidence-based development

    Experts and government officials have demanded an effective strategy to develop data system to support evidence-based policy-making and development in Nepal.

  • 28 Jun 2013
    Artists explore the meaning of federalism in their own ways

    Twenty-six year old Saran Tandukar of Kathmandu University Center for Art and Design acknowledges that he has very limited knowledge about politics but feels that every citizen should be politically aware of the happenings in their country.

  • 24 Jun 2013
    A “big leap” towards aid transparency in Nepal

    Nepal’s Ministry of Finance launched, on Friday, a public portal on disbursement of foreign aid, hailed by officials and development partners alike as a “big leap” towards aid transparency. The portal is a part of Aid Management platform supported by UNDP and other development partners. It will give public an unprecedented access to detailed information on aid disbursement in Nepal by donor, sector and geographic location.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    Government of Nepal and UNDP’s flagship anti-poverty initiative enters sixteenth year

    Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), a flagship initiative of the Government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has entered 16th year of its implementation creating thousands of enterprises and entrepreneurs in the process.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    Experts call for innovative ways to communicate disaster risks

    Journalists and risk communication experts have called for innovative ways to communicate disaster risks in the media—stressing on the need for both journalists and development practitioners to ‘think outside the box’ in their effort to raise public awareness and influencing policy making.

  • 28 May 2013
    Norway provides USD 3.6 million for elections operation and capacity building of the Election Commission

  • 28 May 2013
    "Local Peace Committees can be biggest contributor to peace during crises"

    Local Peace Committee (LPC) officials from three conflict-sensitive districts have stressed the need for building capacity for LPCS so as to make them able to resolve local level tensions. During closing session of a three-day workshop for LPC officials from Dhanusha, Banke and Kailali in Lalitpur on 24 May, the LPC officials said LPCs were better placed to deal with local conflicts because of unique composition of such mechanisms.

  • 24 May 2013
    130 fellows to contribute to credible reporting

    130 working Nepali journalists from across the country have been awarded reporting fellowships as a part of joint effort of UNDP and Government of Japan to support factual reporting and improvement of basic news gathering skills. The fellowships were awarded as part of support to Nepali journalists to improve reporting and news gathering skills on contentious issues in Nepal’s proposed new constitution.

  • 10 May 2013
    Visiting Finnish youth politicians say that their country should continue foreign aid

    A Finnish youth political delegation comprising of eight major parties represented in the Finnish parliament, who were in Nepal on a week-long familiarisation trip, have said that their country should continue aid to developing countries.

  • 10 May 2013
    Workshop leads to a draft strategy on crime and violence in Nepal

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly organised a workshop on Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting of Crime and Violence last week which resulted in a joint draft strategy and action plan to support the Government of Nepal in improving data gathering and analysis on crime and violence. The strategy and action plan will be presented to the Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs for review and approval.