New Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal Ms. Valerie Julliand presents letter of credential to DPM and Foreign Minister Hon’ble Kamal Thapa

2016-07-05-Photo - VJKathmandu, 05 July 2016 — The newly appointed Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations in Nepal and the Resident Representative (RR) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Valerie Julliand, today called on the Honourable Mr. Kamal Thapa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, to present the Letter of Credentials from the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon. Continue reading

UN Traineeship Programme – Cohort V

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Opportunity for full time on the job training assignment
for Candidates from Socially Excluded Groups

On behalf of the United Nations in Nepal, Real Solutions Pvt. Ltd., invites applications from potential Nepali candidates belonging from Socially Excluded Groups for a traineeship programme with UN Agencies. UN Agencies in Nepal have initiated a joint traineeship programme for the University graduates belonging from Socially Excluded Groups to provide opportunities to develop their professional competencies and enhance their employability prospects. Continue reading

UN Joint Statement for International Women’s Day 2016 ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality!’

“As women thrive, so will we all. If girls are held back, the whole world feels the pain […] The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential.” — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Today, on International Women’s Day, we join governments and activists across the world to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries, communities and families. We take a moment to celebrate the many achievements, to take stock of the remaining gaps and challenges, and to call for change. This March 8th we strive for the future we want, Planet 50-50 by 2030 – the expiry date for all forms of gender inequality, discrimination and violence, the goal set in the context of the Political Declaration adopted by the 59th Session of Commission on Status of Women. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hold the promise to transform our world for the better. A world where a girl can truly be and do whatever she wants, and women are able to participate equally in leadership across all areas of society. In 2030, there should be more women presidents, more women CEOs of companies, more women presidents of universities, more women local governance leaders, more women generals in the army, more women chiefs of police, more women political party leaders. Reaching planet 50-50 is anything but business as usual. We need transformation to overcome barriers to creating the future we want. Continue reading

New Award- UN-Habitat Youth Innovations and Entrepreneurship Award – Deadline July 31

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Nairobi, 7 May 2015– UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”), a major private sector organization in China have jointly launched a biennial Youth Innovation Awards Programme.

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One window for UN Infomation launch event in Central Library

Crowd-small.1KATHMANDU, Thursday, 18 June 2015 – The United Nations Information Center launched the UN digital library known as UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN) in Tribhuvan University Central Library.

The aim of UN digital library is to provide one window easy access to documents and publications published by the UN agencies since 1951 about Nepal to students, academicians and scholars. The digital repository is accessible by www.un.info.np.

The launching event was participated in by more than 300 participants including University members and students.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Tribhuwan University Central Library Mr. Janardhan Dhungana shared his ideas and commitment for further partnership with the United Nations Information Centre stressing that TU has been the serving as UN’s depository library since 1964 which has now been further strengthened by establishing e-library providing UN information through UNDRN.

UN Information Centre has incorporated more than 5,000 UN documents in UNDRN.

Five more Asia-Pacific countries receive FAO awards for meeting and exceeding MDG hunger targets

mdg_graphic_600x4647/06/2015, Bangkok, Thailand – Five countries from Asia and the Pacific have received awards for their achievements in the fight against hunger, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today.

The five – China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal and Solomon Islands – were among 15 countries worldwide to receive special diplomas from the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at a special awards ceremony during the biennial FAO Conference in Rome, Italy.  Continue reading

Relief gains in quake-struck Nepal substantial, yet insufficient.

20150525_153258Kathmandu/Bangkok, 25 May 2015 — The large-scale relief operation launched in the wake of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal on 25 April, continues to intensify. National and local authorities are leading the effort, supported by the United Nations, humanitarian partners, the international community, private sector and volunteers.

“The momentum is there. We have been making substantial progress for the past month,” said Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in Nepal. “Considering the conditions and complexities, we are now well-positioned to assist all the affected communities”.

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Nominations for the 2015 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

Secretary-General meets with 2014 Reham Al-Farra Fellows.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) meets with the participants of the 2014 UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists’ Fellowship Programme.

The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. The Programme is sponsored annually since 1981 by the United Nations Department of Public Information as a fellowship Programme for junior and mid-level broadcasters and journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. As of 2014, 536 journalists and broadcasters from 166 countries have taken part in the Programme.

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