On August 5, 2014, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) and UN Women to promote the rights and interests of Nepali women residing outside and within Nepal. Through the MoU, NRNA and UN Women Nepal agree to raise awareness and understanding of how the growing diaspora from Nepal can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The United Nations Information Centre in Kathmandu (UNIC Kathmandu) has a temporary job opening for the position of Administrative Assistant. Details follow:
- National Consultant – Communications and Partnership, Kathmandu (Closing Date 8-Apr-14) – See more at: http://www.unwomensouthasia.org/about-us/careers-2/#sthash.a9uwfGyp.dpuf
- Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kathmandu (Closing Date 8-Apr-14) – See more at: http://www.unwomensouthasia.org/about-us/careers-2/#sthash.a9uwfGyp.dpuf
Vacancies Detail: http://www.unwomensouthasia.org/about-us/careers-2/
KATHMANDU, 13 December 2013—-The UN in Nepal organized a unique career event for the People with Disability (PWD) to commemorate the 22th International Day of Disabled Persons with the International Slogan of the year: Break barriers, open doors; for an inclusive society for all.
On 3rd December 1992 the UN declared this day as the International Day for the People with Disabilities and is celebrated each year with various programs and activities all over the world. Nepal started celebrating this day since 1996. Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare led the programs on December 3rd in close cooperation with National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN).
#zerodiscrimination – Zero Discrimination – Open up and reach out for change. Everyone has a right to live a full and productive life with dignity. No-one should experience discrimination because of who they are.
Join the transformation – Working with Nobel Peace Prize winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, UNAIDS is launching the “#zerodiscrimination” campaign on 1 December— World AIDS Day 2013. Join us in calling for 1 March 2014 as Zero Discrimination Day.
What does it take to thrive in a world with HIV and AIDS, conflict, violence, an
d gender and ethnic discrimination? The challenges children and young people regularly face are many, and require more than even the best numeracy and literacy skills. That is why the 164 nations committed to Education For All (external) have included “life skills” as a basic learning need for all young people.
On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are making good progress in realizing our target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good.
A nation cannot prosper, cannot reach its full potential unless girls and women are empowered economically, politically and are free from any kind of violence. The United Nations Secretary-General at the General Assembly stated that: ‘empowerment and rights of women must be at the heart of everything we do. The equation is simple: when women’s lives are free from violence and discrimination, nations thrive. Let the 21st century be the century of women.’