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Trachoma Elimination Certificate Handover to Nepal by WHO Director General

Kathmandu, 23 May 2018- The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Nepal for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem – a milestone, as the country becomes the first in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to defeat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. 

“Nepal’s achievement is commendable and results from strong political commitment, intense community engagement and impressive leadership demonstrated by civil society,” Dr Khetrapal Singh.

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Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fistula now!

Kathmandu, 23 May 2018- Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many of the world’s poorest and most marginalized women. Obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without prompt medical attention, is silently robbing millions of women and girls of their health, hope and dignity. The condition often leaves the woman with chronic incontinence and usually results in the death of the child.

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Province 5 parliamentarians pledge women and girls’ empowerment

Kathmandu, 18 May 2018- Krishni Tharu, Deputy Speaker of Province 5, had the rapt attention of parliamentarians as she shared her childhood experiences.

“I myself have suffered consequences of child marriage for many years. Becoming a child bride was the most painful experience of my life.Today, you and I are in a privileged position to help enforce the existing legislation to prevent child marriage and draft strong laws and policies as required,” she said, addressing an event attended by parliamentarians of Province 5 in Butwal on 12 May.

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Statement for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Kathmandu, 17 May 2018- On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, stands with all members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities worldwide.

Every person, without any distinction on any grounds, has an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma of any kind. Human rights are universal. Cultural, religious and moral practices and beliefs, and social attitudes must not be invoked to justify human rights violations against any group, including LGBTI persons.

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Taking local governance forward in the federal context: Stakeholder orientation programme in Kavrepalanchowk and Sindhuli districts of Nepal

Kathmandu, 14 May 2018- The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) organized an orientation programme on two key local governance initiatives - the Revenue Improvement Action Plans (RIAP) and Environmental Friendly Local Governance - on the 28th of April 2018 at Dhulikhel Lodge Resort in Dhulikhel.

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United Nations in Nepal: UN Newsletter #69

Kathmandu, 11 May 2018- United Nations Information Centre in Nepal has published the UN Newsletter, sixty-ninth edition, on 10th May 2018. This Newsletter highlights on various events from March to April 2018:


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Glocal Teen Hero : Calling all young innovators to apply to be crowned the fourth Glocal Teen Hero!

Kathmandu, 10 May 2018- Calling all young innovators to apply to be crowned the fourth Glocal Teen Hero!

Celebrating the innovative efforts of young Nepalis in using their skills and creativity to create positive waves in society, the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero award—an initiative by Glocal Khabar, in which UNDP is a strategic partner—is moving into its fourth year.

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Foot-and-Mouth Disease Real Time Training continues in Nepal

Kathmandu, 9 May 2018- Two course on “Real-Time” foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) training were completed in Kathmandu on Friday 12 May 2017. 34 numbers Veterinarians and animal industry stakeholders from Nepal, Australia and New Zealand participated in the training.

The international team visited active outbreaks of disease, conducted thorough outbreak investigations and interviewed local farmers in the different localities of Kathmandu and Nawalparasi districts.

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Message from UN Resident Coordinator, Valerie Julliand on World Press Freedom Day 2018

Kathmandu, 7 May 2018- For a country to be peaceful and democratic, press freedom is  key and essential. A free press can question the correct, shine a light underneath and make the system unacountable.

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Waiting in the wings: Nepal’s first midwives set to graduate in 2019

Kathmandu, 7 May 2018- “I was terribly upset when a woman suffering from heavy bleeding soon after delivering a baby had to be rushed to a hospital travelling six hours on a winding and bumpy road. She was between life and death,” says Pramika Maharjan.

“Luckily, nothing happened to the new mother,” she says, recalling the case she handled in her capacity as a nurse at a health facility in far-western Nepal four years ago. “The case could have been easily treated if I had specific skills to prevent and manage postpartum hemorrhage,” she continues.

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