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Experience of UN Digital Library in Nepal | Anjana Shrestha

KATHMANDU, 5 July 2018: Anjana Shrestha, who is currently pursuing master degree in development studies, shared her experience partaking in UNIC as an intern in 2014. She remarks an implication of UN Digital Library has benefited her in many ways throughout her journey of acquiring knowledge. Further, she recommended students, academician and developmental workers to use un.info.np to study about works of the UN in Nepal. UN Digital Library is also available in mobile application that can be installed from Google PlayStore, "UN in Nepal".

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Educational Outreach Program in Champadevi Secondary School

BOSON, KATHMANDU, 29 JUNE 2018 -- With a view to educate an upcoming generation about UN and all other information relevant to UN, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) organized an educational outreach programme on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at Champadevi Secondary School, Boson, Dakshinkali-1. Around 70 students from grade 8, 9 and 10 were benefited by the outreach. Along with sharing information, some of the students also participated in video shooting of articles reading of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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UNESCO receives the Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award 2074

Kathmandu, 2July 2018 - UNESCO receives the Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award 2074 .
This year the Dr Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award will be presented to UNESCO in recognition of the significant contribution that the Office has made to building peace, reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development in Nepal, through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The award ceremony will be held at the Dr Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation, Lazimpat, on Tuesday, 3 July 2018, at 8.00 am. 

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Ariticles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in Videos

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document, which underpins all international human rights law and inspires us to continue to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.

Celebrating 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Information Centre in Nepal is making videos of UHDR articles in a voice of public. They are: 

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Call for Applications ➡ Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
Kathmandu,22 June 2018-
About the Master
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks a substantial step forward for sustainable development in many fields, including culture. An explicit recognition is given to the fundamental role that heritage and culture play in human development and serve as an enabler and a driver of Sustainable Development.
The UNESCO recognizes that culture has a major impact on reducing poverty and contributes to a development, which is primarily human, inclusive and fair. Similarly, the ILO acknowledges the potential of cultural activities to provide significant business and employment opportunities and generate opportunities for decent work for men and women around the world. 
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UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme

Kathmandu,22 June 2018- 

1) UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme Areas.
2) The Government of Japan offers 10 fellowships, to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries, special attention will be given to those who may wish pursue their research studies in Japan, to women, candidates from LDCs, Africa and SIDS countries who are eager to undertake research on one or more of the topics listed below. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.


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UDHR Article 11: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kathmandu 10 July, 2018- UDHR Article 11 asserts the Right to the presumption of innocence.
UDHR Article 11: (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.


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Press Statement -United Nations Department Of Political Affairs

Kathmandu,14 June 2018- Nepal, 14 June 2018: The Department of Political Affairs has responded to the request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal for the closure of the DPA Liaison Office in Kathmandu after successfully fulfilling its mandate. In consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Liaison Office will be closed within the next three months.
The Liaison Office was established in 2011, in consultation with the Government after the withdrawal of the UN Mission in Nepal and tasked to support remaining aspects of the peace process and enjoyed close collaboration and partnership with the Government and a wide range of Nepali partners over the years. The Department of Political Affairs looks forward to a continued partnership with the Government and people of Nepal.

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World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June

Kathmandu, 12 June 2018- The Nepal Labour Force Survey (NLFS) 2008 estimates the child population between 5 and 17 years of age to be 7.77 million, which is about 33 percent of the total population in the country Children constitute an integral part of the workforce engaged in both the formal and the informal sector.
This report, based on the data obtained during NLFS 2008, estimates that about 3.14 million children, i.e. about 40.4 percent of the child population in the 5 to 17 year age group, may be classified as children in employment (commonly called working children). Among these working children, the report further estimates that 1.60 million children, or almost 51 percent of all working children, fall into the category of child labour. Within the child labour category, 0.62 million children have been identified as being engaged in what is called hazardous work.
Child labour has been widespread in Nepal for many centuries, mostly in rural areas as part of the normal process of socialization.

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Call for proposals: Photographs illustrating journalists doing their job

Kathmandu, 12 June 2018-  UNESCO is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job.
UNESCO is looking for images that depict journalists working in different situations, for example:

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