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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    Training to mainstream 'Do No Harm' tool

    UNDP’s Conflict Prevention Program (CPP) and Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) organized a 4-day Training of Trainers on Theory and Application of the ‘Do No Harm’ Conflict Sensitivity Tool for trainers of different government training academies. The training was conducted from February 5 to 8, 2013. The purpose of the training was to enable government trainers to design and implement their own Do No Harm orientation sessions and stand-alone courses.

  • 09 Jul 2012
    “Search and rescue capacity important for crisis response….”

    About 35 experts and participants from 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region shared their crisis response strategies, progress and the shortcomings to cope with natural disasters, during the 2-day International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Kathmandu recently. The regional meeting was hosted by the Government of Nepal with technical support from UN OCHA, Humanitarian Support Unit Nepal for the second time in Kathmandu after April 2009.

  • 07 May 2012
    Policy makers, bureaucrats discuss disaster, climate risk...

    Policy makers and bureaucrats of Nepal have been working to integrate Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Risk Management (CRM) agenda into development plans. Some government officials from the National Planning Commission and sectoral ministries engaged in a fruitful discussion and developed a framework to integrate DRM/CRM into national development process during the two and a half day workshop organised by UNDP, supported by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

  • 12 Feb 2012
    Op-Ed - Putting the record straight

    Op-ed by UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Robert Piper on Verified Minors and Late Recruits (VMLRs)

  • 25 Nov 2011
    With Completion of Peace Process, A New Chapter for Nepal says UNDP Chief

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Extended assistance for the ex-combatants to begin a new life

    There are 2,397 VMLRs who have contacted the Programme and 1,995 have received career counseling as of 15 February 2011. They have been referred to specifically designed livelihood opportunities. Out of the total 1,377 VMLRs referred, 583 trainees have completed their training and 141 graduates have already found employment or started their own business.

  • 09 Feb 2011
    Nordic Parliamentarians focus on Nepal's development challenges

    Parliamentarians from Denmark and Norway were in Nepal on a five day visit to see the first-hand development challenges that the country faces as it shifts from a decade long conflict to democracy.

  • 17 Dec 2010
    Nepal gears up for emergencies

    A National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has been set up under the Disaster Management Section of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), to direct disaster response operation in a coordinated and effective manner. Under the current Natural Calamity Act, the NEOC will operate as the hub for coordination, communication and management of effective response to disasters in Nepal.

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Gender-responsive policing in post conflict countries

    A seminar on Gender-Responsive Policing in Post-Conflict Countries was organised jointly by the Nepal Police and UNDP through its Global Programme on Advancing Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Settings supported by the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). The seminar is one of the first engagements with the Nepal Police by UNDP through its Access to Justice project.

  • 11 Aug 2010
    Disaster preparedness plan for effective response

    The Disaster Risk reduction at the National Level Nepal Project at the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), recently supported District Disaster Relief Committees (DDRC) of 11 mountainous, hilly and terai districts (Sunsari, Mohottari, Sindhuli, Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Tanahun, Syangja, Arghakhanchi and Bajura) to develop District Disaster Preparedness Plans and District Contingency Plans 2010.

  • 09 Aug 2010
    Starting a successful civilian life

    To date, more than 1,218 men and women, verified minors and late recruits who were discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have been referred for voluntary rehabilitation packages that are being offered by the United Nations.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Global Open Day for Women and Peace in Nepal

    The Global Open Day for Women and Peace was organized on 11 June 2010 in Nepal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, which focuses on women's participation in decision-making in peace-processes, prevention of violence against women in conflict and post-conflict settings, and on provision of justice to victims.

  • 03 Jun 2010
    From cantonment to careers

    More than 803 young Nepali men and women have opted for voluntary rehabilitation packages that are being offered by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) under the auspices of the Government of Nepal.

  • 07 May 2010
    Drinking water tap changes lives of the rural poor

    The construction of the Utisedi drinking water scheme has brought a big relief to the residents of Tamakot in Kalidanda village of Achham district, a remote settlement, 44 kilometers away from the district headquarters Mangalsen. Due to the availability of the water tap nearby, the villagers are able to keep themselves clean and healthy. There are less chances of suffering from water-borne diseases and the number of people suffering every year from diarrhea has greatly reduced. With the availability of water at accessible distance, people now have also constructed toilets in their houses and sanitation has improved immensely - "all thanks to the support of UNDP Quick Impact for Peace Support Initiative (QIPSI) Programme" say the villagers.

  • 05 Feb 2010
    Discharge and rehabilitation continues

    The discharge, which is scheduled to be completed in seven cantonments across the country by mid February 2010 is part of the 1612 Action Plan signed on 16 December 2009 by the Government of Nepal, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (UCPN-M) and the United Nations. To date, after completing 6 cantonments in Sindhuli, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Ilam, Kailali and Surkhet districts, 2126 young people disqualified from the Maoist army as children or late recruits have been discharged.

  • 09 Jan 2010
    From military to civilian life - first group of minors discharged from Maoist army in Nepal

    A group of young Nepali men and women left their military lives behind and returned to civilian life after a discharge ceremony in the main Maoist army cantonment in Sindhuli in the central region of the country on Thursday, 7 January 2010.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    UN, GoN and UCPN-M sign Action Plan for discharge of minors

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Mr. Rakam Chemjong, Representative of the Secretary General (UNMIN), Ms. Karin Landgren and UCPN Maoist Chairman Mr. Puspa Kamal Dahal witnessed the signing of an Action Plan between the Government of Nepal, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN-M) and the United Nations for the discharge of Maoist army personnel disqualified in the United Nations-led verification process in 2007.