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  • 10 Jun 2011
    Planning for Early Recovery

    UNDP is global early recovery lead agency within the international system. In high disaster risk countries like Nepal UNDP needs a plan outlining how it will both support coordination and programming that will help the government and the community to rebuild the victims’ lives and livelihoods in the wake of a medium to large scale disaster.

  • 03 Jun 2011
    UNDP, AusAID sign cost sharing agreement to boost micro-enterprises

    UNDP and AusAID have signed a 1.5 million AUD cost sharing agreement to further support the Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP). The additional fund received will be spent on improving the policy environment at the macro level, strengthening the capacity of the local bodies, non-government and private sector organisations.

  • 03 Jun 2011
    Prepare now, be ready - don't wait for the next earthquake !

    The National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) conducted a simulation exercise in Kathmandu recently with the scenario of 7.2 magnitude earthquake to test the draft Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for response coordination at the national level. The event was supported by UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP).

  • 03 Jun 2011
    Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood programme kicks off

    The Government of Nepal (GoN)—Ministry of Finance (MoF), Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) have signed the project document for implementing Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) programme in 26 remote districts of Nepal. The total budget of the programme for the period between 1 April 2011 to 31 December 2012 is US$ 1,508,150.

  • 09 May 2011
    UN traineeship programme kicks off

    The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal launched the first ever traineeship programme for candidates from socially excluded groups to create a diverse workforce as well as address the agenda of social exclusion in a pragmatic manner.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06 Apr 2011
    En route to the UN LDC IV Conference..............

    The UNCTAD regional Workshop on Productive Capacities, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Asian and the Pacific Least Development Countries: en route to the UN LDC IV Conference, was organised in Kathmandu from 22–24 March.

  • 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.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    South-South Cooperation for promoting Gender Responsive Policing

    The UNDP Nepal Country Office in coordination with the UNDP Country Office in Afghanistan received a delegation comprising of Senior Officials from the Ministry of Interior, Afghan Women's Network and Civil Society to learn about Democratic Policing Policies and Practices with an added focus on Community Policing activities including Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and responses.

  • 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.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Government, Int’l community commit towards a disaster resilient Nepal

    The high level symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction in Kathmandu brought in a number of high level dignitaries and donors along with the policy makers, technical experts and development partners— organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs in partnership with the United Nations and the United States Embassy to raise awareness about Nepal’s vulnerability to a catastrophic earthquake.

  • 11 Feb 2011
    Access to forest increased for the landless poor …….

    The UNDP Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) has facilitated the formation of three new community forest users’ groups in Kanchanpur, a far-western terai district. With this initiative, 886 additional households comprising of 5965 people will have access to forest resources.

  • 11 Feb 2011
    235 families receive new shelter in Koshi

    Under the relief, recovery and rehabilitation assistance to those households affected by the August 2008 Koshi flood, rapid recovery works are in progress through the UNDP supported Koshi Early Recovery Programme (KERP).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.