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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) 11-12 March 2019

 CSW63 will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11-22 March 2019!

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Have your Say : Be a part of the global effort to enhance the role of education for a more peaceful and just world!

Issues such as poverty, inequality, health and climate change must be urgently addressed in order to build a sustainable world for both current and future generations. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) helps us to change the way we live, think and act, empowering us to transform society for the better.

UNESCO is developing its vision and direction for ESD in 2020-2030 and you can have a say on the draft position paper (http://bit.ly/2ObSRyx). The paper will be reviewed by the UN General Assembly and adopted as the worldwide plan of action for everyone to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is your chance to speak up. Contribute your comment here http://bit.ly/2RDXsI7 by 19 November and be a part of the global effort to enhance the role of education for a more peaceful and just world! More info: http://bit.ly/2NyStFb ESDfor2030

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UDHR 70 Days for 70 Years Campaign

2018 is marked as a year-long campaign for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are grateful for all the events and activities you have already undertaken, and are counting on your support to keep up the momentum through the actual anniversary date, 10 December 2018.
The 70th anniversary of this milestone document is an opportunity to reaffirm the universal values and enduring principles enshrined in the Declaration, mobilize people around the world to stand up for human rights, and take stock of human rights today.

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United Nations in Nepal: UN Newsletter #71

Kathmandu, 21 September, 2018 : United Nations Information Centre in Nepal has published the UN Newsletter, seventeen one edition, on 21st September  2018.
This Newsletter highlights on various events from July  to August 2018

  • Message from Resident Coordinator
  • UN Flag at Half-Mast in the UN House Compound to pay tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • Hard-fought Victory Against Rubella
  • Rehabilitation of the Mangal Bahudwar Chaitya at Swayambhu World Heritage Site Completed
  • Migration Governance Assessment Calls for Better Coordination to Protect Nepali Migrants’ Rights
  • Handover of Solar Street Light System to Local Authorities in Jhapa and Morang Districts
  • Peace and Disarmament Education Discusses “Creating Safe Spaces for Youth”
  • ANFA and UNDP team up to score smarter goals
  • Preparing for the 2021 census
  • Best Practices of Disaster Risk Reduction in Landslide Prone Areas
  • UNIC Educational Outreach in Schools
  • Hon’ble Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali expressing condolences for late Mr. Kofi Annan in UN Information Centre, UN House.
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New Version of UN Digital Library launched

KATHMANDU, 25 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) has launched the UN Digital Library in association with Tribhuvan University Central Library. Known as UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN), the aim of UNDRN is to provide one window easy access to all documents and publications published by the UN agencies since 1951 about Nepal to public including media, students, academicians and scholars.

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Technical preview of UN Digital Library with University and College

Kathmandu, 14 September 2018 – With a view to preview new version of digital library, United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) organized a meeting with directors of university and college at UN house. In presence of 25 directors, UNIC shared the motto of launching new version is to amplify Global 2030 agenda of “Leaving no one behind”. This new version of Digital Library is inclusive digital library which is appropriate for all including differently abled people. In meeting UNIC also mentioned about voice over search feature for available documents, photos, and videos in both platform like in website (un.info.np/) and mobile application. 
Discussion with directors and educationalist during meeting was insightful for new roadmap for UN Digital Library in upcoming days showing high interests from educational institutions for knowledge management. 

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World Humanitarian Day 2018 : # NOTAARGET
                    

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WASH : Innovation Challenge

Kathmandu,August 17, 2018- We are delighted to share with you details of the Regional WASH Innovation challenge which was recently launched in partnership with BRAC and ask your support in sharing the contacts and details throughout your sectors and networks. This year the focus is on handwashing – looking for innovative ways to get Mothers and caregivers to wash their hands with soap at critical times.
HANDWASHING + SOAP = SAVED LIVES 
If it’s simple in theory why is it so hard to practice?
This challenge is open to applicants from all countries in South Asia and there is a $5,000 prize for each of the three categories, full details and applications can be made through the following links. 

 

 

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Call for Submissions : UN Solutions Summit September 2018

Kathmandu, August 17, 2018-  WHAT IS THE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT?
Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at UN Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week at the end of September. This initiative lifts up and advances the work of exceptional teams who are already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The gathering serves as a catalyst to convene resources and talent around solution-makers.

WHAT ARE THE INTENDED OUTCOMES?
During the Solutions Summit, a group of selected global innovators will give a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their breakthrough efforts to an audience of senior policymakers who have the means to pave solid regulatory foundations, investors who care deeply about long-term change and impact, industry leaders who are able to deploy quickly and at scale, fellow entrepreneurs who can share wisdom on starting up, and members of the public, including youth, who will bring additional creative insight. Solutions Summit involves in-person accelerator sessions and social media interaction with the selected solution-makers.

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International Day of World’s Indigenous People 2018

KATHMANDU, 13 August 2018 – On 24th International Day of World’s Indigenous People, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) participated in joint information outreach with UN Agencies and offices – UNRCO, UNDP and ILO – through UN outlet at Rastriya Sabha Griha, Kathmandu. UNIC served significant participants distributing UN publications and reports related to indigenous people, declarations and their rights throughout a day. Many visitors were eager to know more about the UN and the UN works. UNIC successfully addressed visitor’s queries and refer them to visit UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN, un.info.np/) for further the UN works in Nepal, for example; about 2030 Global SDG Goals. 
As parallel event, an exhibition of photos of indigenous people and foreign migration was in Nepal Tourism Board for three days.  

- UNIC Intern, Rohini Lama

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