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12/21/2017 4:53:05 PM

This article highlights activities of the UN agencies in Nepal. They are:

UNICEF - Child Rights and Protection
UNWOMEN - Gender Empowerment and Development
UNDP - Sustainable Development Goals
WHO - Public Health and Healthcare System

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

UNWOMEN grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women among other issues, work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women provide substantive support to UN bodies on all aspects of gender equality issues.

UNDP as the lead UN development agency is uniquely placed to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals through the work in some 170 countries and territories. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peace building, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals are interconnected while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.

WHO’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and non-communicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

The following links provides a detailed information about UN works in Nepal:
1. All Rights related documents : http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/RIGHTS
2. Child Rights : http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/CHILDRIGHTS
3. Child Protection: http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/PROTECTIONOFCHILD
4. Sustainable Development Goals: http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/SDGs
5. Public Health: http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/PUBLICHEALTH
6. Healthcare : http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/HEALTHCARE
7. Gender Development: http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/GENDERDEVELOPMENT
8. Gender Empowerment: http://un.info.np/Net/NeoDocs/Search/hashtag/GENDEREMPOWERMENT

Author: Prafful Shrestha, Intern, UNIC Kathmandu

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