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268 Men and Women Recruited as Minors, and Late Recruits, Discharged From Maoist Army in Nepal
Abstract:
ROLPA, Nepal, Feb. 8 – 268 individuals who joined the Maoist army as minors, and late recruits, re-entered civilian life here today after more than three years in a Maoist cantonment site. “The release of these young people today is not only symbolic for the country but a milestone for these young men and women who spent their formative years inside a military structure losing out on critical skills vital for adulthood,” said UNICEF Country Representative Gillian Mellsop. “All those concerned must now act swiftly to ensure that they reintegrate successfully and help build Nepali society fractured after this long conflict.”
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PEACE, PEACE BUILDING, PEACE AGREEMENT, PEACE MAKING, PEACE KEEPING, CAPACITY BUILDING, CONFLICT, CHILDREN, ARMED CONFLICTS, ARMIES, ARMED FORCES, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, CEASEFIRE, VIOLENCE, POLITICAL PARTIES, POLITICAL SITUATION, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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UNMIN, (2009)
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01.03.00 - Maintenance Of Peace And Security
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268 Men and Women Recruited as Minors, and Late Recruits, Discharged From Maoist Army in Nepal
Abstract:
ROLPA, Nepal, Feb. 8 – 268 individuals who joined the Maoist army as minors, and late recruits, re-entered civilian life here today after more than three years in a Maoist cantonment site. A total of 2,973 individuals were disqualified from the Maoist army as minors in a United Nations verification process that ended in December 2007. About 500 of them are still under 18 years today, and 15 are under 16. Another group of 1,035 were disqualified because they were recruited after the ceasefire in May 2006 that ended 10 years of armed conflict. Roughly one-third of the total number of those disqualified are female. “The release of these young people today is not only symbolic for the country but a milestone for these young men and women who spent their formative years inside a military structure losing out on critical skills vital for adulthood,” said UNICEF Country Representative Gillian Mellsop. “All those concerned must now act swiftly to ensure that they reintegrate successfully and help build Nepali society fractured after this long conflict.” Rehabilitation packages supported by the Government and the United Nations in Nepal are available for dischargees. They include: formal schooling, vocational training, training as health workers, and to set up small/micro-enterprises. Dischargees have 12 months from their date of discharge to sign up for one of these packages; to date, there is increasing interest by the dischargees in the rehabilitation packages. The discharge is a key component of an Action Plan signed in December 2009 by the Government of Nepal, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (UCPN-M) and the United Nations. A United Nations team will monitor the UCPN-M’s compliance with the Action Plan. The Plan holds the party accountable for re-recruitment of dischargees into the Maoist army or dischargees’ engagement in violent activities within UCPN-M affiliated organisations.When it is verified that the UCPN-M has fully complied with the plan, the party can be considered for removal from the list of parties that recruit and use children in conflict; the list is included in the annual UN Secretary-General’s report on Children and Armed Conflict. Under the Action Plan, monitoring will last six months, and monitoring under Security Council resolution 1612 will continue beyond that date. “The conclusion of the discharge process is a positive step in Nepal’s peace process at a time when building confidence and trust amongst the parties is all-important,” said Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, Karin Landgren.
Publisher: UN Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
PEACE, PEACE BUILDING, PEACE AGREEMENT, PEACE MAKING, PEACE KEEPING, CAPACITY BUILDING, CONFLICT, CHILDREN, ARMED CONFLICTS, ARMIES, ARMED FORCES, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, CEASEFIRE, VIOLENCE, POLITICAL PARTIES, POLITICAL SITUATION, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Thematic Group:
UNMIN, (2009)
Thesaurus:
01.03.00 - Maintenance Of Peace And Security
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268 Men and Women Recruited as Minors, and Late Recruits, Discharged From Maoist Army in Nepal
Abstract:
“The conclusion of the discharge process is a positive step in Nepal’s peace process at a time when building confidence and trust amongst the parties is all-important,”said Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, Karin Landgren.
Publisher: UN Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
PEACE PROCESS, BUILDING CONFIDENCE
Thematic Group:
UNMIN, (2009)
Thesaurus:
01.03.00 - Maintenance Of Peace And Security
PDF | File Size: 95 KB   Download
Feeder: ANJANA SHRESTHA, Editor: FIDAH SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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