NRNA and UN Women to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment

L-Shesh Ghale, President, NRNA R-Ziad Sheikh, Representative, UN Women - Copy

L-Shesh Ghale, President and NRNA R-Ziad Sheikh, Representative, UN Women

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.

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UN in Nepal participates in Career Expo organized for People With Disability

UN CareerKATHMANDU, 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).

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Zero discrimination

2013-Aung San Suu Kyi

#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.

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Life skills – UNICEF


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.

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Observing World AIDs Day 2013

UN-AIDsOn 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.

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UN Statement for 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women 2013

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.’

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Nepal HIV Investment Plan

BANGKOK, Friday 22 November 2013 —To keep an effective and efficient HIV response on Nepal’s national agenda as a national public good beyond 2015, the “Nepal HIV Investment Plan” is about moving from what we know to what we  do.
The Nepal HIV Investment Plan 2014-2016 is a forceful case for strategic investments in Nepal’s HIV response that includes a three year operational plan and budget. The plan, presented today in Bangkok, at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, is a renewed call for coordinated action from the public and private sectors, civil society and international partners to reduce Nepal’s HIV burden. Nepal’s investment plan was developed in the context of the downward trend in global HIV funding, the introduction of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria requirements for a cost-sharing performance-based approach, and the projected resource gap for carrying out the last three years of Nepal’s HIV Strategy 2011-2016. In summary: It is Nepal’s strategically prioritised approach to HIV programming, budgeting and implementation.