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Top 3 Lessons Learned in 2017 from Nepal

Kathmandu, 20 March 2018- The last semester of 2017 witnessed a quantum leap in the digital finance landscape. In July 2017, the Nepal Rastra Bank issued the first set of payment licenses to three non-bank providers of digital financial services. These licenses paved way for the digital finance providers to move from limited mobile money pilots to full scale service launch in Nepal.

This past year, MM4P engaged with partner organizations to develop digital finance solutions that would provide financial access at a much larger scale. Moreover, our work with the Nepal Rastra Bank on developing a geographic information system (GIS) map of financial transaction points in Nepal has paved the way for informed policy formulation. In pursuit of these activities, we have learned three main lessons:

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UDHR Article 1: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kathmandu, 14 March 2018- Article no 1 of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights addresses the concept of equality, dignity, brotherhood and liberty.

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PLURAL+ 2018 Call for Video Entries Now Open: UN Migration Agency

Kathmandu, 13 March 2018- IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) are once again inviting young media makers from around the world to submit original and creative videos on the PLURAL+ themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia. Since 2009, PLURAL+ has received more than 1,500 video submissions that touch on global issues and offer creative solutions for developing peaceful coexistence in diverse cultural contexts.

The PLURAL+ organizers, UNAOC and IOM, are committed to promoting the mobility and integration of migrants, with a focus on young people. This partnership was formed to foster socially cohesive, vibrant and resilient societies and to counter discrimination, marginalization and exclusion of vulnerable groups around the world.

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Scholarships-Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference

Kathmandu, 13 March 2018- Everyone deserves a seat at the table. Women Deliver is committed to making our conferences accessible to people across all geographies, ages, and backgrounds.

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. From keynotes to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, there will be countless opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.

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Guard achievements of women's fight for equality in Nepal: UN Resident Coordinator

Kathmandu, 13 March 2018- Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator for Nepal, speaks during an interview with Xinhua in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 7, 2018. "Women's fight for equality is a constant fight, which can never end so has to be guarded very safely," Valerie Julliand told Xinhua exclusively on the eve of International Women's Day 2018. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

"Women's fight for equality is a constant fight, which can never end so has to be guarded very safely," Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator for Nepal, told Xinhua exclusively on the eve of International Women's Day 2018.

Nepal is among a few countries in the world to have women as head of state and also has remarkable women representation at the parliament.

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United Nations in Nepal publishes its latest Newsletter- #68

Kathmandu, March 9 2018- United Nations Information Centre in Nepal has published the UN Newsletter, sixty-eighth edition, on March 8, 2018. This bimonthly newsletter is a comprehensive summary of important events as well as issues compiled by the United Nations Information Centre, Nepal.The highlighted topics from January to February are mentioned below;

  • High waters: Chinese assistance aiding post-flood recovery in Nepal
  • Unaffordable and inaccessible health services create barriers for Nepali returnee migrants from going for medical examination.
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Joined Op-ed: Time is now #Press for Progress

Kathmandu, 8 March 2018- Nepal has ingrained traditions and seats of power that are occupied by the same sectors of society. But the shift following the promulgation of the constitution to historic elections is showing that society is rethinking and redefining what it means to lead

There is a swell of change around the world that is shaking up gender roles and amplifying women’s voices into the mainstream, from small moments to large movements. Millions of people marched for women in the United States, while one lone protester was heard from the streets of Iran. The United Nations’ top management reached gender parity, while one family chose school over marriage for their daughter in Nepal.

From one voice to millions, women and men are collectively demanding progress with gender equality and taking steps towards it.

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Rise Up: Become a Young Champion of the Earth

Kathmandu, 6 March 2018-You want to change the world. We’re here to help. Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact.

In 2018, seven young people – selected from every global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life.

Whose big idea will change the world? Following an open call for applications, UN experts will short-list 35 Regional Finalists who will be subjected to an online public vote, informing the selection of 14 World Finalists. A Global Jury will then select the seven 2018 winners.  

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Sunsari Declared a Fully Literate District

Kathmandu, 5 March 2018- Sunsari was declared a fully literate district on 27 February 2018 with a literacy rate of 95.5 percent. Honorable Sherdhan Rai, the Chief Minister of Province No. 1, announced the declaration during a programme organised by the District Education Office and supported by UNESCO and Plan International. Honorable Rai promised to continue fully supporting education in the Sunsari district and the wider province.

Sunsari is now the 45th fully literate district in the country.

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UDHR Article 4: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kathmandu, 5 March 2018- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the most significant 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. UN celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year.

To mark this occasion, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nepal plans to reach out to the general-public and record them reading their rights out loud regardless of their gender, caste, ethnicity, race, religion, political opinion and other status.

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