Nutritional Impact of the Child Grant – An Evidence from Karnali Zone, Nepal

2014-12-04-UNICEFUsing a dataset of 3,750 children in Karnali zone and econometric models, the study investigates the association between the actual amount of the Child Grant (CG) received and nutritional status of children in Karnali zone, Nepal. It was revealed that higher amount of CG is associated with reduction in underweight and severe wasting. For instance, the prevalence of underweight decreased from 42.5 per cent for non-recipients to 34.5 per cent for children who received the full amount of CG, a decrease by 8 percentage points (18.8 percent). Further, the model projects that, if the amount of CG increases to NRs 500(USD $5) per month from the current NRs 200 (USD $2), the prevalence of underweight will decline to 23.8 per cent. Based on the findings, this study suggests scaling-up the CG, as well as increasing the benefit amount to improve child nutrition in Nepal. Continue reading

Cost of Inaction – Child and Adolescent Marriage in Nepal

Cost of Inaction - Child and Adolescent Marriage in Nepal

Cost of Inaction – Child and Adolescent Marriage in Nepal

Nepal’s transitioning population pattern has produced favourable demographic conditions characterized by declining dependency ratios and expanding working-age population. This demographic environment represents a window of opportunity for Nepal’s long-term path of economic growth. However, acceptable levels of investments and a mix of sound policies are required to improve productivity and upward mobility in the production chain for Nepal to reach its full potential.

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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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