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Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the launch of OHCHR’s Handbook for Civil Society (in Nepali) 30 November 2009, Pokhara This bulletin includes remarks by Richard Bennett that was delivered at the launch of OHCHR’s Handbook for Civil Society (in Nepali).The handbook is a global publication published by OHCHR Geneva, and the English version was released in Kathmandu in...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
United Nations Office Of the High Commissioner for Human Rights In NEPAL Sunday, 5 July 09 Speaking points for Richard for Patan Appellate Court Bar Association Event The process of making a new Constitution for Nepal offers an unparalleled opportunity to consider ways of strengthening the human rights legal framework. It allows the opportunity to fashion solutions which encapsulate the aspirations and commitment...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
An Address to Members of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal By Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kathmandu 19 April 2011 This bulletin consists of the speech by Ms. Kyung-wha Kang about the peace process and political consensus on important issues.It also includes drafting the new Constitution, to establish a new foundation for national order in the country based on r...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Participatory Constitution Making Process - Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal Booklet Series No. 10 A constitution is the primary law of a state. All laws are based on it. It establishes the structure, functions, procedures, powers, and duties of a government. A constitution also identifies the rights held by citizens. A constituent assembly is use...
CCD/UNDP, (2009)
The Independent Judiciary - Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal Booklet Series NO. 8 An independent judiciary is able to make its decisions and operate as an institution free from outside influence, including from political parties, government agencies, and individuals. An independent judiciary is also a branch of government that ope...
CCD/UNDP, (2009)
The Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 (2007) - As Amended by the First to Sixth Amendments In 1990 Nepal adopted its fifth – and first fully democratic – constitution. Although there were many good features about that constitution, it failed to satisfy the demands of many Nepali people. There was also a sense that the 1990 Constitution had...
CCD/UNDP, (2009)
Constitution Making Process In Nepal Citizenship Discourse Impact On Women And Children UNICEF This document highlights the constitution making process of Nepal in citizenship disclosure which has created the impact on women and children. #UNICEF #CONSTITUTION_MAKING_PROCESS_IN_NEPAL_CITIZENSHIP_DISCOURSE_IMPACT_ON_WOMEN_AND_CHILDREN #2015...
UNICEF, (2015)
UNDP Support to Nepal's 2015 Constitution On 19 September, Nepal marked one year since the promulgation of its Constitution. In the years leading up to the landmark milestone, UNDP has been a steadfast partner to Nepal and has offered support to stakeholders and the public toward this achiev...
UNDP, (2016)
Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Statement to the Media 20 April 2011, Kathmandu This press statement involves about the progress of peace process and that political consensus on important issues has been reached, despite ongoing challenges.Nepal has committed to establishing transitional justice mechanisms to confront and addres...
UNOHCHR, (2011)
Constituent Assembly Committees - Summaries of Terms of Reference (TOR) and Contact Information of the CA Committees It is well known that the Constituent Assembly has been working towards fulfilling the aspiration of the Nepali people to make a constitution for them. The meeting of the Committee to Decide on the Structure of the Constitutional Bodies formed accord...
CCD/UNDP, (2009)
Briefing by Ms Karin Landgren, Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Meeting of the Security Council On the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its Peace Process (15 January 2010) It is three years since this Council authorized the deployment of UNMIN, at the request of the then Seven-Party Alliance and the then-Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, or CPN-M. The Mission's election-related tasks were completed, with some delays, in...
UNMIN, (2010)
Press Conference-Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren's Address (30 April 2010) Nepal’s unique national peace process has arrived at a difficult phase. There are grave concerns about the direction that it may take in the coming days. Major cities across the country expect large May Day rallies and celebrations. But...
UNMIN, (2010)
Security Council Urges Compromise in Nepal as End of UN Mission Approaches The Security Council today underlined the need for the Nepalese Government and all political parties to take advantage of the United Nations mission’s last weeks there to work in a spirit of compromise to ensure progress on outstanding issues in the ...
UNMIN, (2010)
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General (27 May 2010) The Secretary-General is seriously concerned that due to political differences the parties in Nepal have yet to reach an agreement to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly past the 28 May 2010 deadline for completing its critical work. The Cons...
UN, (2010)
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on Nepal (29 May 2010) The Secretary-General welcomes the decision to extend by one year the term of the Nepalese Constituent Assembly, which had been due to expire on 28 May 2010. He commends all parties concerned, their leaders and the Prime Minister, for the compromise ...
UNMIN, (2010)
The Press Conference of RSG Karin Landgren, Transcription of Question and Answer "I have not seen that report from today. The Secretary-General's report has called attention to the existence of continued security and other threats to the peace process. The question of the activities of t...
UNMIN, (2010)
Information Package on Constitutional Issues (Series One - Technical Paper) The Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN/UNDP) project is providing different kinds of support to Nepal's constitution building process. In addition to organizing constructive dialogues and discussions between CA members and...
SPCBN, CCD/UNDP, (2010)
"Nepal's Peace Process is in Quite a Critical Phase" Friday marked the third anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) that ended the ten-year-long armed Maoist conflict besides paving the way for the ongoing peace process. Three years since the epoch-making agreement, the prog...
UNMIN, (2009)
Press Breifing by Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Next Wednesday, 28th of May, Nepal’s Constituent Assembly will open its first meeting, following the historic April 10 Constituent Assembly election. I just briefed the Security Council this morning on the basis of the report of the Secretary-General...
UN, (2008)
Secretary-General Approves $10 Million Contribution in Aid to Nepal from United Nations Peacebuilding Fund United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has approved $10 million in assistance to Nepal from the United Nations Peace building Fund. Following the Secretary-General’s declaration of the country’s eligibility last December, more than 20 United N...
UN, (2008)
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal The Secretary-General has learned of the resignation of the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ('Prachanda'). While he is saddened by developments leading to this resignation, he is encouraged by the Maoist party's assurances of its commitme...
UN, (2009)
Statement by Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren (25 May 2009) UNMIN calls on all parties to cooperate in order to carry forward Nepal’s peace process, including addressing the future of Maoist army personnel and drafting the new Constitution. #PeaceProcess #Constitution #Federalism #Elections...
UNMIN, (2009)
Statement to the press by Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal (28 May 2008) I congratulate the people of Nepal on the achievement of convening the historic Constituent Assembly. The United Nations is proud to have assisted in the election of the most inclusive body Nepal has yet known. Its democratically-elected representati...
UNMIN, (2008)
Press Release 30 March 2008 second UNMIN Report on Conditions for the 10 April Constituent Assembly Election The report notes that campaigning has continued in an enthusiastic and relatively peaceful manner across much of the country, but emphasizes the significant number of districts have experienced a surge in incidents involving clashes between different...
UNMIN, (2008)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Press Conference (10 October 2007) It’s not for the UN to blame anyone and indeed I hope that others, the political parties, will concentrate not so much on deciding who is to blame as on deciding what is to be done now, and as I said sustaining their alliance in order to go forward. ...
UNMIN, (2007)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (12 February 2007) "Throughout the disturbances, UNMIN has remained focused on our core task of arms management, and I have now seen for myself at Kailali and Surkhet the manner in which this has been conducted. Our arms monitors, assisted by registration teams fielded...
UNMIN, (2007)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (6 November 2007) The future of the monarchy is obviously not a matter on which the United Nations has taken or should take a position; nor is the electoral system, except for the desirability of respecting international good practice which is compatiblewith different...
UNMIN, (2007)
Ian Martin, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Dhangadi (23 August 2007) "This is just the second time in my life I have been to Dhangadhi. The first was in 2005, when I was the Representative for the High Commissioner for the Human Rights and that was a time when the armed conflict around Dhangadhi was very intense. So, ...
UNMIN, (2007)
Press Statement - Media reports quoting Maoist chairman (13 March 2007) The United Nations Mission in Nepal is concerned about media reports quoting Maoist chairman Prachanda as saying that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) retains weapons and combatants outside the cantonment sites. Ian Martin, the Special Represent...
UNMIN, (2007)
नागरिकका निम्ती सम्वैधानिक शिक्षा प्रश्नोत्तरमाला अन्तरिम सम्बिधानलाई विस्थापित गर्दै संविधाननसभाबाट निर्मित नेपालको सम्बिधान २०७२ जारी भयको छ । आम जनाताका जिवनमा प्रत्यक्ष प्रभाव पार्ने सम्विधानका मुलभुत प्राव्धानहरुकाबारे सुसुचित नभइ यसको सफल कार्यान्वयन सम्भब छैन । समवैधानिक शिक्षाको प्रबर्धनबाट ...
UNDP, (2015)
Ian Martin, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal:Press Conference (7 December 2006) As I think you know, I went to New York in order to report to the Secretary-General Kofi Annan, probably my last opportunity before completes his term on the 31st of December, and also to brief the Security Council as it considers recommendations and...
UNMIN, (2006)
Press Statement (12 January 2007) Following encouraging discussions on Nepal in the UN Security Council - and with UN monitors set to begin registering Maoist arms and combatants next week - Ian Martin, the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, declared from New ...
UNMIN, (2007)
Press Statement: Arms Registration and Storage Concluded in Western Nepal (10 February 2007) Arms registration and storage by U.N. monitors in the western part of Nepal has now been concluded, confirmed Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, following a visit Friday to cantonment sites of the PLA in Kailali...
UNMIN, (2007)
Directives for Supervision, Control, Direction and Code of Conduct for Maoist Army Combatants A Special Committee (SC) for Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist Army Combatants constituted pursuant to Article 146 of Interim Constitution of Nepal,2063,has approved the following directives for supervision, Control, Direction and...
UNMIN, (2010)
Nine Point Agreement Between the Maoists and the UML A serious discussion has taken place between the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN (M)) and the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) regarding the solution of the deadlock surfaced between the two parties. Concluding that an end to the stalemat...
UNMIN, (2009)
Proclamation to the Nation from His Majesty King Gyanendra Convinced that the source of State power of the Kingdom of Nepal is Nepali people having and sovereignty and state power of Nepal is inherent in the people of Nepal and cognizant of the spirit of the ongoing people's movement as well as to resolve ...
UNMIN, (2006)
Press Statement on Registration and Verification of Maoist Army Personnel (19 May 2009) The Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA) signed by the Government of Nepal and the CPN-M on 8 December 2006 sets out criteria for the definition of “Maoist army combatants.” There are only two conditions of eligibilit...
UNMIN, (2009)
Remarks at the Opening of the Nepal Peace Process Photo Exhibit (6 August 2008) Through a decade of conflict, Nepal was the subject of great concern at the United Nation. But as the images in this exhibition illustrate, remarkable changes are now underway. From the people’s movement of 2006 to the historic Constituent Assembly e...
UN, (2008)
Security Council There have been discussions among the major parties, including between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) — which has now been renamed the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) following its merger with a smaller communist party, although I sh...
UN, (2009)
United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Nepal The first year of the implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013 – 2017 in Nepal was marked by the relatively peaceful conduct of the long anticipated second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in November. Upo...
UN, (2013)
Remarkable Progress Mmade by Nepal Towards Peace, Democracy, but Sustained Support of International Community Needed, Security Council told Despite the remarkable progress made by the people of Nepal towards peace and democracy, the extended assistance of the United Nations Mission there (UNMIN) and sustained support of the international community was needed, Ian Martin, Special Represen...
UNMIN, (2008)
Secretary-General Commends Nepalese on Peaceful Election (10 April 2008) The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Nepal on today’s Constituent Assembly election which took place in a generally orderly and peaceful atmosphere. He commends the Nepalese for their enthusiastic participation in this historic event and...
UN, (2008)
The UN Constitutional: A Newsletter on United Nations Constitutional Support “The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition,former Nepali Consti...
UNDP, (2016)
Security Council Press Statement on Nepal (27 March 2008) The following Security Council press statement on Nepal was read out today by Council President Vitaly Churkin ( Russian Federation): The members of the Security Council welcomed the progress towards Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal. Members...
UNMIN, (2008)
Security Council: Resolution 1921 (2010): Adopted by the Security Council at its 6311th meeting, on 12 May 2010 Recalling its previous resolutions in particular 1921 (2010), and the statement of its President of 5 May 2009 (S/PRST/2009/12). Reaffirming the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Nepal and its ownership of the implement...
UNMIN, (2010)
Press Statement The undersigned members of the international community recognize the efforts of all stakeholders including the Election Commission, the Government, civil society and the political parties in preparing for the historic local elections in Nepal. Local ...
UNIC, (2017)