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Secretary-General’s Video Message: An Alert For The World - 1 January 2018

Dear friends around the world,

Happy New Year.

When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace.

Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse.

On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert -- a red alert for our world.

Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged.

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Nepalese Peacekeepers Deployed to South Sudan Hotspot to Strengthen UN Presence and to Better Protect Civilians

UNMISS, South Sudan, 18 December 2017 - The arrival of 150 Nepalese peacekeepers in Torit is enabling the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to extend its presence through increased patrols across the eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan to help protect civilians and build durable peace.

The Nepalese ‘blue helmets’ are strengthening UNMISS’s ability to react to the unpredictable and volatile security situation in the area, characterized by the intermittent outbreak of conflict and recurrent tensions. Their continued presence will help UNMISS boost security to create a safe and stable environment for the South Sudanese people, and will boost the ability of the Mission to facilitate peace talks in the region. 

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Research on Child Rights, Public Heath, Gender Development and Empowerment, and Sustainable Development

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.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nepal

21 September 2017 -- The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of the third phase of the local elections on 18 September and congratulates the people of Nepal for the peaceful conduct of the polls. This marks a crucial step in the transition towards federalism as enshrined in the 2015 Constitution, and will be followed by elections to State Assemblies and the Federal Parliament.

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International Day of Peace Unveiling of the Nepali UN Peacekeepers’ memorial plaque

UN House, Kathmandu, 20 August 2017 – UN System in Nepal observe the International Day of Peace on 20th September 2017 by paying tribute to the brave Nepalese UN Peacekeepers who have fallen in the line of duty by unveiling of the Nepali UN Peacekeepers’ Memorial Plaque in the UN House amid a brief ceremony.

Honorable Mr. Giri Raj Mani Pokharel, Minister of Health and designated Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal and chief guest addressed the programme. Ms. Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator for Nepal put her remarks on blue helmet. Ms. Julliand laid wreath to the memorial plaque followed by the chief guest, Nepal Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri, Nepal Police Chief Mr. Prakash Aryal and Nepal Armed Police Chief Mr. Singha Bahadur Shrestha.

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Video: Ms. Valerie Julliand in power chat programme in TV Today

Ms. Valerie Julliand, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nepal - shares for POWERchat (Ep. 60 aired on September 10, 2017 via TV Today) – on United Nations’ development support in Nepal and the vision on the future of development work.

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Sharing UN Works through Knowledge Sharing Platform

KATHMANDU, 8th September, 2017- The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) organized a program “Sharing UN works through knowledge sharing platform” in UN House.

The main aim of the program was to share the knowledge and experiences through United Nations Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN) and build the trust regarding the uses and benefits of UNDRN participants. Inter-Agency IT Task Force, NGOs and INGOs and technical companies were in the program. At the beginning of the event, short description about UNIC and its works were given. Speaking on the event, UNIC gave presentation and shared ideas and experiences on the working of the UN Digital Library. UNIC shared the importances and the benefits of UNDRN. The contributions given by 41 interns since 2014 for content development was also shared during the program.

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Nepal Organizes Stakeholder Consultation on Global Migration Compact

 6 Sep 2017 – A multi-stakeholder consultation was held in Kathmandu today (6 Sept) to provide inputs for a Nepali national position paper on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM.)

The GCM, which was announced at the United Nations in September 2016 as part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, aims to establish an international cooperation framework on migration and human mobility.

The Compact, which will be closely linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is expected to be finalized and adopted by UN Member States at an intergovernmental conference in late 2018.
The meeting will identify migration priorities and challenges facing Nepal, where the economy is heavily dependent on labour migration. Remittances sent home by migrant workers account for nearly 30 percent of GDP.

The consultation was organized by Nepal’s Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) with support from the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC.)

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Research on Floods in Nepal

The article for researcher provides insight of major floods incidents in Nepal since past 10 years and helps to scrutinize the activites UN agencies' assistance for victims affected from aftermath of the flood disasters. The article covers the flood incidents following the years of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017.The public can easily get reports and publications related to the flood which is accessible through http://un.info.np or throught mobile application “ UN in Nepal”.

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

24 August 2017 – 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. Nearly a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. “There is the possibility that the situation could deteriorate further as rains continue in some flood-affected areas and flood waters move south,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said in an updated note.

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