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  • 24 Aug 2013
    Supreme Court to Pilot-Test a software for enhancing Public Access to Justice

  • 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
    Nepal team presents at expert meeting on crime observatories in Geneva

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 03 May 2013
    Istanbul plan for LDCs to graduate gaining momentum says UN High Representative

    United Nations Under-Secretary General, High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDs, Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya has said that the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPOA) adopted by 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in May 2011 has been gaining momentum. IPOA sets an ambitious target of creating enabling environment for fifty percent of LDCs to graduate into developing countries by 2020.

  • 16 Apr 2013
    UNDP urged to assist in increasing regional connectivity in South Asia

    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
    Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

    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
    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.

  • 13 Mar 2013
    Nepali civil society organizations for common position on Post-2015 development agenda

    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.