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  • 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 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 portal.mof.gov.np 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.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    UNDP to provide support for credible elections to be held in June

    The nine-month old political deadlock formally ended in Nepal at midnight Wednesday after major parties signed a deal to hold fresh elections for a Constituent Assembly. Those elections will be held on June 21 under the caretaker government led by the country’s Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.

  • 14 Feb 2013
    Statement delivered by UNDP Country Director, Ms. Shoko Noda in the national meet on the topic "Local Governance: Aspirations and Reality"

  • 29 Nov 2012
    Statement delivered by Shoko Noda, UNDP Country Director during the Signing ceremony of the “Financial Agreement between European Union (EU) and Government of Nepal” and the “Project Document for Phase II of ESP between Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and UNDP”

  • 29 Nov 2012
    UNDP, Election Commission sign four-year agreement to carry out electoral reforms

    Today the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), the European Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have embarked on a new partnership to strengthen the foundations of democracy in Nepal. A four year financing agreement was signed between the European Commission and Ministry of Finance to support the Election Commission’s ambitious institutional strengthening reform agenda that is built on its recent successes. A separate project implementation document was also signed between Election Commission and UNDP to implement the reform programme.

  • 24 May 2012
    Electoral Education and Information Center opens for public

    The newly constructed Electoral Education and Information Center (EEIC) was inaugurated at the Election Commission Nepal today by the Right Honourable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

  • 10 May 2012
    NHRC and UN raise concern about humanitarian impact of bandh

    The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Kedar Nath Upadhyay, together with the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Robert Piper, today drew attention to the humanitarian impact of the continuing bandh in the Far Western Region (FWR).

  • 07 May 2012
    Second opportunity for citizens to register as eligible voters.......

    After completing the first round of nationwide voter registration process, the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is currently displaying the preliminary list of voters in 75 districts, Village Development Committees (VDCs) and ward offices for ‘claims and objections’.

  • 07 May 2012
    South South Cooperation

    The UNDP Nepal Country Office received a high level Afghan government delegation in coordination with the UNDP country office in Afghanistan as part of South South cooperation.

  • 29 Feb 2012
    10.19m voters digitally registered

    As of mid February 2012, the signatures, fingerprints and photographs of 10.19 million voters (10,190,689 citizens) have been digitallycaptured. The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) started the nationwide voter registration of all citizens 16 years and above in September 2010 with the support of UNDP Election Support Project (ESP).

  • 17 Feb 2012
    Dialogue for collaborative leadership

    16 leaders from 11 districts, belonging to seven different political parties actively participated in a four day intensive national level workshop to learn the art of ‘dialogue’ as an important part of leadership during a period of democratic transition.

  • 05 Jul 2011
    Government, donors undertake field visit for joint programme

    The Government officials and development partners of Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCDP)comprising of representatives from ADB, DFID, CIDA, Danish embassy, UNDP/UN System and Norwegian embassy undertook a joint field visit to Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. Lead by the Ministry of Local Development (MLD), altogether 17 representatives of different agencies took active part in the visit programme.

  • 09 May 2011
    Political leaders get together to discuss Constitution

    With less than a month to meet the deadline of promulgating the new Constitution, Nepal’s top political party leaders— Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress chairman Sushil Koirala and Tarai Madhesh Democratic Party (TMDP) chairman Mahanta Thakur came together to express their commitment and urgency to have the new Constitution within the stipulated time frame.

  • 09 May 2011
    Legal aid desks expanded

    The UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation for Peace in Nepal Project (A2J) project has expanded its legal aid desks in 3 more districts ?Dhanusha, Mahottari and Sarlahi in 2011, in addition to the existing 4 desks in Kathmandu, Kaski, Banke and Morang districts.

  • 05 Apr 2011
    Women's network present 16-point memorandum

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, a 16- point memorandum was submitted to President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal by the four women networks— National Network of Indigenous Women, National Indigenous Women’s Federation, Women Act and the Women’s Democratic Network.

  • 10 Mar 2011
    'Democratic Dialogues' continue to be popular………….

    The Loktantrik Sambad (democratic dialogues) programme, supported by the UNDP Support to the Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project is a open forum where the general public can freely participate in dialogues and discussions about the Constitution making processes.

  • 09 Feb 2011
    DFID, UNDP sign agreement to bring major election reforms

    The Department for International Development (DFID) and UNDP have signed a cost sharing agreement of US$ 0.59 million for ’Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the establishment of the Central Data Centre’, to be administered by UNDP Electoral Support Project. This assistance is further going to support the Election Commission of Nepal’s (ECN) ongoing voter registration programme.