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18 Aug 2008
Government of Nepal and UNDP sign US$ 3.7 million project to assist the Election Commission of Nepal
The Government of Nepal and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a US$3.7 million project entitled 'Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal'. The Project consists of a 3-year technical assistance initiative to the Election Commission from 2008 to 2011. Joint Secretary of the Election Commission, Mr. Laxman Bhattarai signed the document on behalf of the Government of Nepal.
10 Aug 2008
The five South Asian countries- Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan meet begins in Kathmandu today, for a 3 day workshop to plan and implement earthquake risk reduction strategies integrating disaster preparedness, mitigation and post disaster recovery. In order to address earthquake risks and vulnerabilities of the South Asian region, UNDP has initiated a regional programme for Earthquake Risk Reduction and Recovery Preparedness with the funding support from the Government of Japan. By bringing together a range of stakeholders, the workshop aims to facilitate the process of information exchange and technical cooperation at the national and regional level.
12 Jun 2008
Increased level of public awareness, stopping political protection and identifying strong legal actions were some key recommended measures to reduce corruption in Nepal, during a panel discussion organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of the Asia Pacific Human Development Report on Corruption today.
27 May 2008
On 25 May, the tenth and final Nepali member of the First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha Expedition (FIWSE) completed her summit bid, making FIWSE the most successful female expedition to conquer Sagarmatha (Mount Everest).
13 Apr 2008
Taking the Global Call to Action on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Climate Change and Importance of School Feeding
The biggest all-female expedition to climb Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) begins on 17 April 2008. The expedition consists of 10 women, representing a range of castes and ethnic groups in Nepal. The women will climb the world's highest peak to show that they are equally skilled, courageous and strong as male climbers. They will also draw attention to gender equality and women empowerment, the effects of climate change in the Himalayas as well as raise awareness about the millions of children who go to school hungry in Asia.
11 Mar 2008
The newly appointed Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations System's Operational Activities for Development in Nepal and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Robert Piper, called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Sahana Pradhan today to present the Letter of Credentials from the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
25 Feb 2008
The Government of Nepal signed the Country Programme Action Plan documents today with UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA for a grant assistance of US$ 190.59 million. UNDP (US$ 94.38 million), UNICEF (US $ 68.21) and UNFPA (US$ 28 million) are providing this grant assistance for the next three years in support of the Government Interim Plan (2008-2010).
14 Feb 2008
Today, the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Development Programme through the support of the European Commission announced their support for the First Inclusive Women Sagarmatha Expedition 2008 (FIWSE 2008). This expedition of ten Nepali climbers includes women from multiple castes and ethnicities of Nepal ' the first Mt. Everest expedition of its kind.
27 Nov 2007
'Avalanches and floods pose special risks to densely populated mountain regions. One of the countries facing severe risks today is Nepal, where glaciers are retreating at a rate of several metres each year. Lakes formed by melting glacier waters are expanding at an alarming rate - the Tsho Rolpa lake being a case in point, having increased more than sevenfold in the last 50 years', cites the Global Human Development Report 2007 launched today by Dr. Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, Honourable Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission in Kathmandu.
24 Sep 2007
The Government of Nepal and UNDP signed a 12.5 crores (US$ 1.9 million) rural energy project (phase III) for a period of three years (2007-2010). Both UNDP and World Bank are continuing their support in this phase III-Rural Energy Development Programme. While UNDP is contributing US$ 1.9 million for the project, the World Bank parallel funding of US$ 3.8 million for the project goes to the communities through Alternative Energy Promotion Centre' the executing agency for the project.
31 Jul 2007
Response from UN agencies to flood and landslide victims:UNDP extends support to fly rescue teams Response from UN agencies to flood and landslide victims: UNDP extends its support to fly rescue teams to the site
The United Nations System in Nepal has responded rapidly to the national crisis caused by flooding across Nepal, and the request of the Government of Nepal for assistance. UNMIN has responded to the Government request to make its helicopters available, and with financial support from UNDP has flown rescue teams including members of the Nepal Army, police, Red Cross, government officials and UN agencies for evacuation, relief and assessment operations.
05 Jul 2007
The Government of Nepal (GoN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a US$ 3.85 million Khimti Neighbourhood Development (KiND) Project to be implemented in Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. The project will be funded by the Government of Norway, Himal Power Limited (a private power producer company) and UNDP (US$ 200,000) for the period of 2007 to 2010. The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) will be the implementing partner.
30 Mar 2007
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed US$ 4.9 million "phase two" agreement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) as the second principle recipient (PR 2). The National Centre for AIDS and STIs Control (NCASC) signed US$ 2.3 million Individual Agreement with GFATM as first principle recipient (PR1).
28 Mar 2007
The Government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today jointly launched the Millennium Development Goals Progress Report for 5 districts of Nepal'Chitwan, Kanchanpur, Morang, Bhaktapur and Banke. Also, the report entitled 'Voices of the People on Development,' jointly produced by the Government of Nepal, UNDP and UNICEF was launched on the same occasion.
15 Mar 2007
Government of Nepal and UNDP sign US$4 million project for conservation and sustainable use of Wetlands
The Government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a US$ 4 million project entitled 'Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal' to be implemented in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Sunsari and its buffer zone districts and the Ghodaghodi Lake Complex of Kailali district.
06 Mar 2007
UNDP kicks off series of 'inclusive constitution-building' seminars Building a truly national constitution will require national engagement beyond participating in elections to the assembly. This is the key message that emerged from a conference hosted by UNDP in Kathmandu on March 3 and 4. The weekend conference brought together a broad spectrum of people from a diverse range of Nepal's political, professional, caste and ethnic groups.
08 Feb 2007
UNDP supports the peace process in Nepal Registration of weapons and combatants. Marking a new phase in the peace process, the United Nations has begun registering and storing weapons of Maoists, former combatants in Nepal, currently encamped in seven main cantonments and 21 satellite cantonments around the country.
23 Jan 2007
New phase of Nepal's peace process begins with UNDP support Marking a new phase in the peace process, the United Nations has begun registering and storing weapons of Maoists, former combatants in Nepal, currently encamped in seven main cantonments and 21 satellite cantonments around the country.
18 Jan 2007
The Community Capacity Enhancement Programme (CCE), a part of the UN Development Programme's global work on HIV/AIDS has started in Parsa, Kapilvastu and Ilam. CCE aims to address the underlying causes of the spread of HIV/AIDS in a community. These underlying causes include: stigma and discrimination against HIV affected, trafficking of girls and women and other gender-HIV related issues.
27 Oct 2006
Nepal's legal system will continue to fail women until at least one-third of legal professionals are female, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Resident Representative, Ghulam Isaczai, earlier today during the launch of a new book aimed at inspiring gender justice.
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