69th Birthday of the UN – UN Day 2013

United Nations Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick addressing UN Day 2013

United Nations Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick addressing UN Day 2013

KATHMANDU, 29 OCT 2013 — UN Day was celebrated in Nepal on 29 October 2013 at the UN House premises. UNIC was the main organizer of the event. The programme consisted of some 800 high profile dignitaries invited by UNIC which consisted of senior government officials, diplomatic communities, former UN Peacekeeping Commanders, senior-most security officials, media, society members and UN staff members. The event was chaired and addressed by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Right Hon’ble Mr. Khil Raj Regmi.  On the occasion the video message of UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon was screened. UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Jamie McGoldrick also spoke on the occasion. The event also consisted of screening of a Short documentary on the work of the UN in Nepal. Long Service Award to UN staff members serving over 20 years were also presented on the occasion.                           

A Short Drama titled “My Dream, My Constitution” was much appreciated by the participants. All UN agencies had put impressive stalls depicting their work through various reports, posters and audiovisuals. The UN Day event, moderated by UNIC NIO Ram Babu Shah, was widely covered by the media with prominence due to the succinct and important message conveyed by the UN Resident Coordinator on the works of the UN in Nepal and due to the address by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers expressing support to UN’s initiatives both in Nepal and in global context.

A blood donation was also organized on the occasion in which 49 staff members donated blood.