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Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At a Programme to Mark International Women’s Day (8 March) 7 March 2009, Nachghar, Kathmandu This year’s theme for the Day is Women and Men Unite to End Violence Against Women and Girls. This issue is, of course, one that plagues all societies, be they in the north or south, be they rich or poor. So, on March 8 all of us who have made a per...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by INHURED 27 April 2009, Kathmandu It’s important that you have chosen human rights benchmarks in the new Constitution as the theme for this workshop because so much of the unrest in Nepal has at its heart issues of human rights violations. These include discrimination and lack of in...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by Victims of the Jana Andolan, Injured and Martyred Families Concern Centre Ad-Hoc Committee 4 April 2009, Kathmandu It is important that the voices and concerns raised by victims’ groups will be genuinely heard and reflected in the draft Constitution as it evolves. I have noticed that you are also going to discuss rule of law and transitional justice issues in co...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL PRESS RELEASE – 23 December 2005 OHCHR questions “action” against candidates and officials The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal has written to the leadership of the CPN(M) asking for clarification of their Press Statement issued yesterday which announced that “people’s actions” to be taken from January 26 will i...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
Talking Points for Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Closing of the UNESCO/FNJ Conference Media & Dialogue 3 May 2009, Kathmandu IFJ’s annual report notes a growing trend of anti-media attitudes held by ordinary citizens throughout the region. These are people who the report says are frightened by insecurity and sceptical about the promise of positive change. They feel let dow...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Nepal At the 2nd National Convention of Campaign for Human Rights & Social Transformation (CAHURAST) 8 March 2009, Kathmandu Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Women and Men Unite to End Violence Against Women and Girls. The responsibility for ending violence is at least as much men’s as it is women’s. I would like to recognize the women h...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Human rights, elections and young people 4 July 2007 The right to participation is one of the key principles with regard to electoral and political processes. Young people like yourselves will be the leaders of the future. You are among the stakeholders of the peace process, and you should have an impo...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Final briefing to media 22 June 2007 The workshops focused on “Human Rights in the Peace Process” and have brought together political parties, the Chief District Officer (CDO) and representatives from the police and other district authorities as well as civil society, including from the...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Speech by Sandra Beidas Acting Representative, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal National Conference on Indigenous Women of Nepal, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 9 August 2007 Ending discrimination and social exclusion of indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups is one of the biggest challenges of the peace process in Nepal. Women belonging to marginalised groups face multiple discrimination and have been excluded ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Annette Lyth Human Rights Officer Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a mass gathering on Sustainable Peace and Realization of Human Rights for All Public Youth School, Siraha The Women’s Charter for Equality and Just Peace describes well the situation of women in Nepal: “Women are sidelined and (permitted) to perform limited roles (among) women due to class, caste, religion, sexual orientation, geography, language and phy...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
STATEMENT BY HIGH COMMISSIONER LOUISE ARBOUR ON THE OCCASION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 10 December 2007 The Universal Declaration and its core values- inherent human dignity, justice, non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality- apply to everyone, everywhere,always. In all parts of the world, individuals, groups, organisations, and Gove...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights At the Greater National Political Conference 18 November 2007, Kathmandu OHCHR-Nepal notes that the process of dialogue has not entirely reflected the views of all marginalized groups, and this creates challenges to the implementation of agreements that have been or will be reached, since not all groups feel common owners...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at an Interaction Programme on Democracy, Dignity and Peace Regarding Dalit Emancipation in Nepal 5 December 2007, Kathmandu Dignity is, of course, not one of the human rights laid out in the Declaration, nor in the human rights instruments that have come into force in the past 60 years. However, it is difficult to imagine living a life of dignity without that life includi...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the event Celebrating Diversity,Organized by Blue Diamond Society 12 September 2007, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal’s Interim Constitution, consistent with the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 21 November 2006, sets out a framework for abolishing discrimination and addressing the problems in Nepalese society related to oppressed and neglect...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Felicitation Ceremony for Newly Appointed Officials of NHRC Kathmandu, 2 November 2007 OHCHR’s mandate includes supporting the NHRC to discharge its own mandate, including promotion, protection and reporting on human rights.A strong and independent national human rights institution that upholds national and international standards is c...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the HURON Program to mark Human Rights Day 10 December 2007, Kathmandu Nepal has proclaimed its commitment to human rights through, for instance, ratification of international treaties, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and provisions in the Interim Constitution. However, converting these commitments into realities for ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Statement by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Release of EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, Local Implementation Strategy in Nepal 10 October 2007 Who are the human rights defenders? They are, of course, members of human rights NGOs,who Nepalese have grown used to seeing dressed in blue vests monitoring demonstrations. But they can also be women and men who work as teachers, civil servants or a...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR­ Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 11 February 2007 The High Commissioner has committed her Office to support the peace process through the monitoring of all human rights aspects of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement throughout Nepal. OHCHR­ Nepal will continue to give priority to its monitoring activ...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-Nepal Lena Sundh Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal 17 February 2007 The High Commissioner has committed the Office to support the peace process through the monitoring of all human rights aspects of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement throughout Nepal. OHCHR-Nepal will continue to give priority to its monitoring and pre...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Speech by Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal On the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Dhangadi, 21 March 2007 In its most recent report in 2004, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called for action based on the Government of Nepal’s Report of the same year. The Committee made recommendations on 13 area...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Peace through development: how does Nepal’s ‘Three-Year Plan’ deliver on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement? This Field Bulletin looks at how core priorities identified in the CPA are featured in Nepal’s current Three-Year Plan.Overall, the Three-Year Plan shows strong alignment with the CPA. The Plan is particularly focused on promoting social inclusion, e...
UNOHCHR, (2012)
UNICEF / OHCHR Position Paper: Protection Of Children With Regards To Political Activities With the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Nepal has entered a phase of political campaigning and public gatherings that will lead to new elections. This paper highlights pertinent issues related to the protection of children with regar...
UNICEF, UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR ­Nepal Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Address at the Blue Diamond Society Talk Programme on “Nepal’s New Constitution and the rights of minorities The peace process in Nepal is significant not just because it brings to an end 11 years of violent conflict, which is an historic achievement in itself, but also because it carries with it the hopes of millions of Nepalese people for a better, fairer...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-NepaL Lena Sundh Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Address at the launch of the film “I am Nepali, hear my voice” 6 February 2007 UNESCO-Nepal and OHCHR-Nepal today launch a joint campaign to promote the right to information with the film “I am Nepali – hear my voice!”. This documentary highlights the obstacles faced by many Nepalese people in accessing information during this...
UNOHCHR, UNESCO, (2007)
Concerns about discrimination and the Citizenship Bill OHCHR ­Nepal has written to the Speaker of the Parliament, detailing its concerns regarding the Citizenship Bill currently before the House of Representatives. “The House of Representatives and the Government are to be commended for their serious...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
High Commissioner for Human Rights Announces Appointment of Representative in Nepal United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour announced today the appointment of Lena Sundh as head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR­ Nepal) and her Representative in the country. Ms Sundh, a S...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Address at the Dalit Welfare Organization Consultation Workshop on Ensuring Dalit Representation in the Upcoming Constituent Assembly 5 January 2007 The 11­ year conflict in Nepal had a terrible impact on the human rights of millions of Nepalese people. Dalits, being among the most vulnerable of Nepal’s people due to the widespread discrimination against them, often found themselves caught in the...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR-­Nepal and UNICEF-­Nepal Joint Press Release 15 September 2006 UN agencies concerned that children are again used in demonstrations KATHMANDU, September 15: United Nations agencies are concerned that children are again being deployed by adults to participate in demonstrations and rallies. “We are worried about their safety, we are worried that they are missing school, and we ...
UNOHCHR, UNICEF, (2006)
OHCHR-Nepal calls for an end to CPN-Maoist abuses, releases report OHCHR-Nepal today publicly released a document setting out its major concerns regarding human rights abuses committed by CPN-Maoist cadres since its ceasefire declaration of 26 April.The 8-page document was delivered to the CPN-Maoist on 11 September...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Statement to the Press On the release of the OHCHR-Nepal Report The April Protests: Democratic Rights and the Excessive Use of Force The report covers the events of April 2006.It describes the nature of the demonstrations, the response of the Government and security forces and the types of human rights violations which took place, as well as the question of accountability for thes...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Address by David Johnson Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal On the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 9 August 2006 Organised by NEFIN and the JSCIN The struggle of Nepal’s indigenous peoples for the recognition of their fundamental human rights has been a long one, and is entering an important period in this democratic transition. As Nepalis work to end the long conflict and build lasting peace,...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
On the Occasion of International Day of the Disappeared On the occasion of International Day of the Disappeared OHCHR-Nepal renews its call to all parties to take steps to clarify the fate or whereabouts of, and establish accountability for, the hundreds of Nepali people who disappeared in the context of ...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
High Commissioner Louise Arbour announces appointment of Ian Martin as Representative in Nepal United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour announced today the appointment of Ian Martin as head of the new Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) operation in Nepal. This follows the recent agreement between...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
OHCHR ­Nepal condemns bus attack in Chitwan The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal strongly condemns the attack on a bus at Chitwan district, yesterday, which killed and wounded dozens of people. OHCHR joins Secretary­ General Kofi Annan in expressing condolences...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
Kalikot Clashes – International Humanitarian Law and Civilians The Representative in Nepal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Ian Martin, reiterated this afternoon his concern that international humanitarian law must be fully respected in the context of recent clashes between the Roy...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
Message from Mr Ian Martin Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal For the National Conference of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists 1 February 2006 The right of Nepali citizens to freely express and share ideas and information is at the heart of the democratic freedoms of your people. A media which speaks without fear or favour, and which reports responsibly, has a vital role to play in Nepal. I...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At an inauguration of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2009 Kathmandu, 8 December 2009 Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination' is the theme for the Human Rights Day this year, designated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has chosen non-discrimination as the theme because discrimination s...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 16 March 2006 OHCHR welcomes new Human Rights Council The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has welcomed the decision by Member States at the General Assembly on 15 March to establish the United Nations Human Rights Council. In a statement, the High Commissioner described the decision ...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
“Protect the Rights of Children” The United Nations'Children Fund(UNICEF) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal(OHCHR-Nepal) are increasingly concerned about the use of children in demonstrations by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) which...
UNICEF, UNOHCHR, (2010)
बाल विवाह अन्त्यका लागी राष्ट्रिय रणनिति, २०७२ बिबाह गर्ने वा नगर्ने बिषय प्रत्येक व्यक्तिको नैसर्गिक अधिकार हो । मानव अधिकारको दृष्टिकोणबाट आफुले रोजेको व्यक्तिसंग बिबाह गर्न पैने र आफनो भबिष्यको मार्गचित्र तय गर्न प्रत्येक नागरिकको हक अधिकार सुनिश्चित हुनुपर्द छ ।यसका लागि प्राय सबै मुलुकहरुको ...
UNOHCHR, (2013)
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal On 10 April 2005, the Government of the Kingdom of Nepal signed an agreement(the Agreement) with the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning the establishment of an office in Nepal. The Agreement mandated the OHCHR-Nepal office,inter al...
OHCHR, (2006)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 10 December 2008 OHCHR-Nepal, NHRC launch poster to mark Human Rights Day OHCHR-Nepal and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today launched an illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to mark the 60th anniversary of the UDHR. There have been many events all over Nepal designed to raise awar...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Office of the High Commissioner, for Human Rights in Nepal The mandate of the OHCHR in Nepal is set out the in the April 2005 Agreement between the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of the Kingdom of Nepal. The mandate includes the following objectives: 1. Monitor the obse...
UNOHCHR, (2004)
नेपालस्थित संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - २८ डिसेमबर २००५ उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालयलाई नेकपा (माओबादी)बाट आश्वासन प्राप्त नेपालस्थित संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकारको उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालयलाई नेकपा (माओबादी) को नेतृत्वबाट नगरपालिका चुनाव विथोल्ने घोषणालै "हाम्रा कार्यकर्ताहरुलाई चुनावमा भाग लिनेहरुलाई मर्न वा अपहरण गर्न निर्देशन दिईएको रुपमा कुनै पनि हालमा बुझ्नुनहुने "...
UNOHCHR, (2005)
स्थलगत बुलेटिन स्थानीय विकास योजनामा जन सहभागिता २०५५ सालको स्थानीय स्वायत्त शासन ऐनज्ञ अनुसार स्थानीय सरकारका सबै अब्गहरू सहभागितामूलक विकास योजनाको प्रव्रिmया लागू गर्न बाध्य छन् । यसका लागि निश्चित क्षेत्रमा कार्यरत गैससहरू तथा सेवा प्रदायक निकायहरूल तिनका योजना, स्रोत परिचालन तथा सेवा प्रदान गर...
UNRCHCO, (2012)
Investigating Allegations of Extra-Judicial Killings in the Terai OHCHR-Nepal (Summary of Concerns) OHCHR supports government efforts to counter criminal activity, increase public security and enhance respect for the law, but stresses that these initiatives should be consistent with international human rights standards and the Interim Constitution....
UNOCHA, UNOHCHR, (2010)
Newsletter of UNV Nepal - Issue III, December 2008 (Quarterly) This issue of the UNV Nepal Newsletter marks the end of a very active year for UNV Nepal. UNV has had the pleasure of deploying 43 new UNV volunteers for posts in various UN-agencies of which 12 are National and 31 International Volunteers. At the mo...
UNV, (2008)
Hamro Chinari - An Introduction to OHCHR How does OHCHR-Nepal work? OHCHR gets its information from many sources, including victims of violations, their families, the media, the state authorities and civil society. With this information, OHCHR can investigate claims and, if necessary, re...
UNOHCHR, (2015)
नेपाल राजपत्र भाग ३ सुचना १ - मानवाधिकारका लागी सन्युक्त राष्ट्र सन्धिय उच्चा आयुक्त र नेपाल आधिराज्यको सरकार बीच नेपालमा कार्यालय स्थापना गर्न समबन्धमा सम्पन्न सम्झौता । १. प्रधानमन्त्री तथा मन्त्रीपरिषद्को सुचना २. वातावारण्, बिज्ञान तथा प्रबिधी मन्त्रालयको सुचना ३. कानुन, न्याय तथा सन्सदिय व्यवस्था मन्त्रालयको सुचना 1. Agreement Between the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Govern...
GoN, UNOHCHR, (2005)
Nepal: OHCHR Position on UN Support to the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: 16 February 2016 Following things have been considered: 1. The normative foundation for the work of the United Nations in advancing transitional justice is the United Nations Charter, the international human rights treaties to which Nepal is a party (international l...
UNOHCHR, (2016)
Political actors must protect children’s rights Representative of the office of the high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR), and gillion mellsop, unicef representative.the right of children in nepal to grow up in an environment free from violence has been severely affected during the last 11 ye...
OHCHR, (2007)
Investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal into the Violent Incidents in Kapilvastu, Rupandehi and Dang Districts of 16-21 September OHCHR is releasing this report following the election of a Constituent Assembly. The report is published in the spirit of providing information and recommendations that may help prevent violence from recurring and at a time that is conducive for cons...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
OHCHR Urges for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities On the occasion of International Day for the Persons with Disabilities (3 December), OHCHR-Nepal has joined hands with national civil society organizations for a series of events in support of the ratification of the International Convention on the R...
OHCHR, (2009)