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2018 Lumbini International Steering Committee Meeting at the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal

Kathmandu, 19 February 2018- Following the last cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee meeting which took place in Lumbini in February 2017, this year’s meeting will be held from 21 to 23 February 2018 as a continuation of this successful process.

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Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kathmandu And UN Resident Coordinator’s Office Sign Agreement

Kathmandu, 11 December 2017- On Wednesday 6 December, the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Lasse Bjørn Johannessen and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Julliand signed an agreement on Norwegian support for the Resident Coordinator’s Office.

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UNESCO: Mobile Learning Week 2018

Kathmandu, 16 February 2018- Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference. Mobile Learning Week 2018 is being organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICT. The event will be held from 26 to 30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The 2018 event will be organized under the theme “Skills for a connected world”. Participants will exchange knowledge about the ways governments and other stakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets specified by Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).

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Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Bangkok, 15 January 2018-Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnership with Think City, a Malaysian urban renewal body that will support the programme and host the annual Awards Jury meeting in Penang, Malaysia.
UNESCO Bangkok Culture Unit Chief Duong Bich Hanh said that the partnership reflects the complementary missions of both organizations to promote heritage preservation. 

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End-of-mission statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his visit to Nepal

Kathmandu, 5 February 2018- Following an invitation by the Government, I conducted a visit to Nepal from 29 January to 5 February 2018. During my 8-day visit, I met representatives of the Government, the United Nations Country Team, the National Human Rights Commission, the diplomatic community, migrants and their families, civil society organizations, trade unions, recruitment agencies, domestic workers’ training centers associations, pre-departure orientation centers associations, medical centers associations and skill training providers. I visited various places in Kathmandu, including the labour village, and travelled to Kailali and Morang district.

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Model United Nations in Kanjirowa National Secondary School

Kathmandu, 15 December 2017- Kanjirowa National Secondary School replicated a Model United Nations General Assembly on 15 December 2017. In this academic simulation of the United Nations, students from Grade VIII to X outstandingly performed their roles as the delegates of the UN member states and discussed on various current international affairs that affect the world.

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Invitation to education film show and exhibition on International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the UN in Nepal, the Embassies of Israel, Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union invite ALL of you to an education film show and exhibition as following:

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The Secretary-General -- Video Message On The International Day Of Commemoration In Memory Of The Victims Of The Holocaust 27 January 2018

Today we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust. Countless others also lost their lives as cruelty convulsed the world.

Yet decades since the Second World War, we see the persistence of anti-Semitism and an  increase in other forms of prejudice.

Neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups are among the main purveyors of extreme hatred.

And too often, vile views are moving from the margins to the mainstream of societies and politics.

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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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