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United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović Official visit to Nepal 19 - 29 November 2018

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonovic
Official visit to Nepal 19 - 29 November 2018

Nepal should strengthen access to justice and ensure the elimination of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women

I am addressing you today at the conclusion of my official visit to Nepal, which I undertook at the invitation of the Government from 19 to 29 November 2018. My objective during this visit has been to evaluate the situation of violence against women in the country, and the following statement contains my preliminary findings and recommendations. I will present my final report, to the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2019.

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My Story : End Violence against Women & Girls

Have a story to tell on ending violence against women? We launched a new platform where you can say HearMeToo. Check it out: unwomen.org/mystory orangetheworld 16days 

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Open for Submission : Digital Poster for Solutions Gallery at WD2019

Deadline Extended! We are excited to share that you can now submit an abstract for our Digital Poster Competition through Nov. 30. Winning applicants will have the opportunity to showcase their work at WD2019 in our Solutions Gallery! Enter now: https://wd2019.org/digital-poster/


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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) 11-12 March 2019

 CSW63 will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11-22 March 2019!

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Have your Say : Be a part of the global effort to enhance the role of education for a more peaceful and just world!

Issues such as poverty, inequality, health and climate change must be urgently addressed in order to build a sustainable world for both current and future generations. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) helps us to change the way we live, think and act, empowering us to transform society for the better.

UNESCO is developing its vision and direction for ESD in 2020-2030 and you can have a say on the draft position paper (http://bit.ly/2ObSRyx). The paper will be reviewed by the UN General Assembly and adopted as the worldwide plan of action for everyone to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is your chance to speak up. Contribute your comment here http://bit.ly/2RDXsI7 by 19 November and be a part of the global effort to enhance the role of education for a more peaceful and just world! More info: http://bit.ly/2NyStFb ESDfor2030

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UDHR 70 Days for 70 Years Campaign

2018 is marked as a year-long campaign for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are grateful for all the events and activities you have already undertaken, and are counting on your support to keep up the momentum through the actual anniversary date, 10 December 2018.
The 70th anniversary of this milestone document is an opportunity to reaffirm the universal values and enduring principles enshrined in the Declaration, mobilize people around the world to stand up for human rights, and take stock of human rights today.

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United Nations in Nepal: UN Newsletter #71

Kathmandu, 21 September, 2018 : United Nations Information Centre in Nepal has published the UN Newsletter, seventeen one edition, on 21st September  2018.
This Newsletter highlights on various events from July  to August 2018

  • Message from Resident Coordinator
  • UN Flag at Half-Mast in the UN House Compound to pay tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • Hard-fought Victory Against Rubella
  • Rehabilitation of the Mangal Bahudwar Chaitya at Swayambhu World Heritage Site Completed
  • Migration Governance Assessment Calls for Better Coordination to Protect Nepali Migrants’ Rights
  • Handover of Solar Street Light System to Local Authorities in Jhapa and Morang Districts
  • Peace and Disarmament Education Discusses “Creating Safe Spaces for Youth”
  • ANFA and UNDP team up to score smarter goals
  • Preparing for the 2021 census
  • Best Practices of Disaster Risk Reduction in Landslide Prone Areas
  • UNIC Educational Outreach in Schools
  • Hon’ble Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali expressing condolences for late Mr. Kofi Annan in UN Information Centre, UN House.
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New Version of UN Digital Library launched

KATHMANDU, 25 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) has launched the UN Digital Library in association with Tribhuvan University Central Library. Known as UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN), the aim of UNDRN is to provide one window easy access to all documents and publications published by the UN agencies since 1951 about Nepal to public including media, students, academicians and scholars.

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Technical preview of UN Digital Library with University and College

Kathmandu, 14 September 2018 – With a view to preview new version of digital library, United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) organized a meeting with directors of university and college at UN house. In presence of 25 directors, UNIC shared the motto of launching new version is to amplify Global 2030 agenda of “Leaving no one behind”. This new version of Digital Library is inclusive digital library which is appropriate for all including differently abled people. In meeting UNIC also mentioned about voice over search feature for available documents, photos, and videos in both platform like in website (un.info.np/) and mobile application. 
Discussion with directors and educationalist during meeting was insightful for new roadmap for UN Digital Library in upcoming days showing high interests from educational institutions for knowledge management. 

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World Humanitarian Day 2018 : # NOTAARGET

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