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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 Dec 2010
    16-days of activism campaign against Gender Based Violence

    Following the historical declaration in Nov 2009 by the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal, marking the year 2010 as to end gender based violence in Nepal along with the announcement for the National Plan of Action 2010? a Gender Based Violence (GBV) unit was established in the office of the Prime Minister to monitor and collect datas related to GBV.

  • 10 Dec 2010
    62nd International Human Rights Day observed

    With the international theme for the year 2010 - "Speak up: Stop Discrimination", the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took the lead to organise various programmes to mark the 62nd International Human Rights Day on 10 December, supported by the UNDP Strengthening the Capacity of the NHRC (SCNHRC) project.

  • 09 Dec 2010
    Anti Corruption Day observed

    On the occasion of the Anti Corruption Day - 9 December, a hotline (a toll free number -16600122233) has been established by the Central Investigation for Abuse of Authority (CIAA) - a facility supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Government of Nepal in its efforts to reduce corruption - by enabling the Nepalese citizens to confidently report directly against any incidents witnessed, involving corruption or bribe.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    Government takes steps to protect biological corridors

    The Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) supported by UNDP and a range of donors, has been working since 2006 for the conservation of the three biological corridors - Laljhadhi, Basanta and Khata situated in the western terai (plains). The main challenges for these corridors are illegal encroachment for settlement, agricultural extension and uncontrolled grazing.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    NAPA launched

    ollowing the Cabinet approval, Rt. Honourable Prime Minister and Chairperson of Climate Change Council, Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal launched the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) document and the Nepal Climate Change and Development Portal, bringing to fruition an 18 months long effort involving six line ministries and more than 80 institutions across the country, including civil society, private sector and the media.

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Voter registration starts

    The first phase of voter registration exercise started from 15 September in 58 municipalities of 43 districts across Nepal. The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), through technical assistance of UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP) has begun this modern registration process with photograph and biometric system to create a credible voter list. This includes registering every eligible citizen by digitally capturing their photo, fingerprints and signature.

  • 27 Sep 2010
    Youth debate on Millennium Development Goals progress

    Twenty eight students from twelve higher secondary schools participated in a debate programme- Role of Youth in Achieving the MDGs in Nepal, organised in the UN House as part of the global UN Millennium Campaign .

  • 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.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Democracy Dialogues for an inclusive Constitution

    Over the last 18 months, the UNDP village-based "Democracy Dialogues" have been an important means to receive suggestions on the new Constitution from Nepal?s remote and isolated rural population. These Dialogues have also been an important channel to remind Nepal's political leaders about laws and policies that have been passed -- but never implemented.

  • 09 Sep 2010
    Norway, UNDP sign agreement to bring major reforms in the election process

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP have signed a cost sharing agreement of NOK 13,000,000 (US$ 2.14 m) to support the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to implement the Voter List with Photograph Project supported by UNDP Electoral Support Project - Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal.

  • 11 Aug 2010
    UNDP supports Nepal Police to reduce Gender Based Violence

    A Letter of Agreement was signed between UNDP and the Nepal Police to engage in capacity-building of Nepal Police officers in gender issues, focusing mainly on Gender Based Violence (GBV).

  • 11 Aug 2010
    AusAID, UNDP sign agreement for Electoral Education and Information Centre

    The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and UNDP signed a AUS $ 1.3 million cost sharing agreement to support the establishment of an Electoral Education and Information Centre (EEIC) in the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN).

  • 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
    Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) launched

    The Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) 2010 was launched by the former Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal on 24 June. The report (an updated version of Nepal Trade and Competitiveness Study 2004) is launched at a time when the trade and economic situation of the country portrays a bleak picture in export performance and balance of payment.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    Nepal hosts Asia workshop to help poorest countries make most of world trade

    The Government of Nepal (GoN) in partnership with UNDP and the Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat hosted a three-day workshop in Kathmandu to explore how Asia's poorest countries can benefit more from world trade and how trade can help lift more people across the region out of poverty.

  • 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.