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16 Apr 2013
Panelists speaking at the national launch of Global Human Development Report 2013 in Kathmandu today called on UNDP to work on pushing for more regional connectivity in South Asia so that the prosperity in the South can trickle down from rapidly developing countries to weaker economies in the region.
21 Mar 2013
The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
18 Mar 2013
UNDP Nepal launches new initiative to foster development debate; first debate focuses on challenges in measuring poverty
As a part of its new initiative to foster debate and on development issues and challenges, UNDP Nepal organized its first Dialogue Series on Friday. The first debate focused on challenges of measuring poverty with special reference to Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford University, and a key architect of the MPI presented latest MPI findings on Nepal.
14 Mar 2013
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.
13 Mar 2013
As a part of ongoing consultations on post-2015 development agenda, NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) organized a National Civil Society Consultation Programme on Post-2015 Development Framework today. Major civil society organizations and key stakeholders, including government agencies, participated in the consultation. Nepali civil society organizations (CSOs) have begun intensifying discussion among themselves to zero in on a position paper that represents civil society view at national level. NFN has already conducted similar district and regional level consultations within Nepal.
26 Feb 2013
UNDP to focus on reducing poverty, disaster and climate-induced vulnerabilities of communities in next five years
The Government of Nepal and UNDP signed today a new Country Programme Action Plan (2013-17) detailing UNDP’s engagement in Nepal for the next five years. The Plan will focus on efforts to reduce vulnerability of communities under threat from climate change and disaster and expanding energy access, while continuing its support for elections, constitution writing and income generating opportunities. During this period a budget of approximately USD 159 million will be used for implementing these programmes.
20 Feb 2013
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.
18 Feb 2013
UNDP hands over Anti-Retroviral Treatment facilities, adequate HIV/AIDS drugs and supplies to last until March 2014 to the government
UNDP has successfully concluded its $12 million partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Round 7 HIV grant that supported the National HIV/AIDS response in Nepal between 2008 and 2012—handing over Anti-Retroviral Treatment facilities and adequate HIV/AIDS drugs and supplies until March 2014. The facilities and supplies have been transferred to the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC).
- 14 Feb 2013
11 Feb 2013
Today the 2nd phase of the Fire Fighting Training started at Special Task Force Battalion of APF (Armed Police Force) in Halchowk, the training will go on from 11th February till 8th March 2013. This training is supported by UNDP/ CDRMP and builds on the 1st phase from October 2012 where personnel were given basic fire services training.
- 08 Feb 2013
06 Feb 2013
DELL partners with UNDP to increase computer education in rural Nepal; contributes 40 laptops to schools powered by renewable energy sources
DELL, a leading global IT company, today collaborated to provide 40 laptop computers to schools in rural Nepal. The recipient schools are powered by renewable energy sources promoted by UNDP and the Government of Nepal.
07 Dec 2012
UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director completes his two-day Nepal visit; urges an end to political instability
Mr. Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific concluded his two-day visit to Nepal urging the government leadership to find a way to end political instability before it begins to affect the entire economy. Expressing UNDP’s continued commitment to assist Nepal in its development efforts, he offered to do more—including pushing Nepal’s case for more concessional access to climate financing.
05 Dec 2012
A four-week “Basic Fire Fighting Services Training from 30 October to 30 November 2012 were held held in the National Police Training Academy, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.
04 Dec 2012
Mr. Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is arriving tomorrow for a three day (5-7 Dec.) visit to gain firsthand knowledge of current development situation.
- 29 Nov 2012
29 Nov 2012
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.
02 Nov 2012
Thank you again for joining us to celebrate UN Day here at UN House. This is my fifth UN Day in Nepal and I have become attached to this short ceremony to celebrate the strong ties that bind Nepal and the United Nations together. And not just Nepal, but other Member States too, who are always present and always so supportive.
15 Oct 2012
19 new bird species, including the Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Himalayan Bulbul, and Large Cuckooshrike, were recorded in the MohanaKailali Corridor in the western Terai (plains) of Nepal, increasing the total count to 111 from 92 species in June 2011 . Mr. DayaramChaudhari, a local expert on birds, and his team assessed bird life in the corridor in May and June of 2012. The assessment was coordinated by the MohanaKailali Community Forests Coordination Committee.
28 Sep 2012
Hon’ble Finance Minister Mr Barsha Man Pun inaugurated the Micro-enterprise Trade Fair 2012 on 21 Sept. Mr Scott Dawson, First Assistant Director for South and West Asia of the AusAID and Ms Shoko Noda, Country Director of the UNDP, jointly inaugurated Kavre Micro-enterprise Trade Fair in Kavre district on 27 Sept.
- The 11th Match Against Poverty held in March 2014 in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan. See the action-packed summary below for the final score! Our team, led by our Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo Nazário de Lima and Zinedine Zidane, played against BSC Young Boys and Friends. Other football legends also joined, including Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro, Fernando Hierro, Paolo Maldini, Pavel Nedvěd. Our Goodwill Ambassador and five-time FIFA women's World Player Marta Vieira da Silva was also part of the team. 44 minutes ago
- In collaboration with Oxford University and Pakistan's Government, Pakistan's first Mufti-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been launched. #endpoverty Data from the Index will serve as the baseline to compare and determine the number of people below and above the poverty line at the provincial and district level. Learn more: http://ow.ly/vUiIt 19 hours ago
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