Nepal

Over 14,000 farmers in rural Nepal to benefit from new UN project

Thousands of family farmers are expected to benefit from a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative in Nepal that uses an innovative approach to build both the farmers’ capacities as well as add value to their products.

UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

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UN conference inspires Nepal award for women in science

A UN-sponsored conference on space and sustainable development has inspired the creation of an award for women scientists in Nepal.

That’s according to Manisha Dwa with the Nepal Astronomical Society, based in the capital, Kathmandu.

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Nepalese UN police chief: Children are South Sudan’s future

Children in South Sudan “must not be deprived” of their right to quality education.

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Global challenges ‘a litmus test’ for leadership, Nepal Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

Noting that amid a complex and polarized environment, the global community faces challenges that include terrorism, climate change and mass migration, the Prime Minister of Nepal called for a greater display of wisdom, knowledge and capacity to address pressing issues.

Nepal: UN chief welcomes holding of local elections as ‘crucial step’ for upcoming polls

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the third phase of the local elections in Nepal earlier this week and congratulated the people of the South Asian nation for the peaceful conduct of the polls.

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

Saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Secretary-General António Guterres said today that the United Nations is ready to support ongoing relief efforts.

News in Brief 25 August 2017 (PM)

Children, families should be allowed to leave Raqqa: UNICEF Syria rep

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UN agencies aid millions affected by flooding, landslides in South Asia

United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia.