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Nepal insurgency victim takes case to UN Security Council : Ram Kumar Bhandari’s father was forcibly disappeared by state security forces during the conflict in 2001, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2024)

Bandana Rana re-elected to UN Committee (kh 08/06/2024)

First report on intangible cultural heritage to be submitted to UN (rep 03/06/2024)

Peacekeeper Rai posthumously honored with UN recognition (kh 31/05/2024)

Foreign Secretary Lamsal calls for solidarity among countries (kh 30/05/2024)

Decades after joining CEDAW, Nepal struggles with implementation (kh 16/03/2024)

LDCs to get interim duty-free and quota-free market access after graduation : Nepal, Bangladesh and Laos will formally come out of the UN-defined least-developed countries category by the end of 2026 (kp 05/03/2024)

LDC graduation a key agenda at 13th WTO Ministerial Conference, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 27/02/2024)

Nepal delays reply to UN concerns over transitional justice : Four UN special rapporteurs had given Nepal 60 days, until February 15, but officials say they need more time, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2024)

Multinational peacekeeping exercise begins in Kathmandu : A total of 1,125 soldiers from 19 countries to attend the pre-deployment training for UN peacekeeping missions (kp 21/02/2024)

Nepal emerges as top contributor in UN Peacekeeping Missions (kh 08/02/2024), Nepal becomes top troops contributor to UN peacekeeping missions : As of November 30 last year, 6,247 Nepali personnel were serving in conflict zones (kp 08/02/2024), Leveraging Nepal’s soft power (ae 09/02/2024)

Nepal to present NVR report on SDGS to UN body by July (kh 16/01/2024)

Envoy Subedi elected chief of WTO Committee on Trade and Development : He will assume office from the second regular meeting of 2024 and serve for a year (kp 13/01/2024)

59 Nepali peacekeepers return from Mali : Soldiers leave the West African country with the closure of the UN mission (kp 19/12/2023), Nepal's participation in UN Peacekeeping mission reduced to 12 as UN winds down its Mali mission (rep 19/12/2023)

Nepal ready to manage 10,000 army personnel for UN peacekeeping efforts: DPM Khadka (rep 07/12/2023)

UNSG Antonio Guterres : Pleading Nepal’s Case (sp 10/11/2023)

Milestone In Nepal-UN Cooperation, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 03/11/2023)

He came, he saw, he left : Visiting Nepal in the midst of the Gaza war and ahead of COP28, the UN Secretary General highlighted the twin dangers of climate and conflict (nt 03/11/2023)

Members of conflict victims police family urge the UN chief to heed their plights : ‘When individuals involved in acts of murder, looting, and terrorism hold positions within the government, the prospect of justice for the victims and their families appears to be an unattainable dream’ (nlt 31/10/2023), Citizens caution UN Secretary-General to ‘spoilers’ of peace process : ‘While you did meet the two erstwhile warring sides, you were not able to meet the victims of conflict even though representatives of five organizations had submitted a letter on the morning of 30 October seeking an appointment (nlt 31/10/2023) [see official statement], In Parliament, UN chief stresses victim-centric transitional justice : Antonio Guterres says Nepal needs more support to tackle impacts of climate change, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/11/2023) [And why did he not talk to representatives of the victims?]

Guterres issues urgent plea on climate: Stop this madness : Pledges to present the concerns of affected Nepali communities at next month’s UN climate conference, by Anil Giri (kp 31/10/2023), Locals look to UN chief Guterres to initiate conversation on saving Annapurna Base Camp : Soil erosion triggered by the South Annapurna glacier melt has put lives and businesses at risk of landslides and avalanches, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 31/10/2023), Civil society network hails Guterres's visit to Nepal : Urge to prioritize mountain agenda in global climate negotiations (rep 31/10/2023)

Churning Ideals Into Reality: The UN Underpins Hope, by Deepak Dhital (rn 30/10/2023)

UN Secretary-General Guterres visiting Everest region today (kh 30/10/2023)

UN Secretary-General lauds Nepal’s homegrown practices for peace establishment (kh 30/10/2023)

Conflict victims draw UN chief’s attention to their plight : Seek to meet visiting secretary general in person. Successive governments have remained reluctant to make good on the promises made in the 2006 peace accord, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/10/2023), United Nations chief calls for justice for insurgency victims : Vows support for peace process while stressing adherence to international standards, by Anil Giri (kp 30/102023), Concluding peace process in focus as leaders meet Guterres : UML chief Oli accuses Prime Minister Dahal of delaying the peace process with his decision to ‘glorify violence’ (kp 30/102023)

TJ process must meet int'l standards, SC's rulings and needs of victims: UN Secretary-General Gutterres (rep 29/10/2023)

UN Secretary-General to engage in high-level meetings today (kh 29/10/2023), UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Kathmandu : The visit of the UN chief is watched with interest in Kathmandu because the transitional justice process, vital part of peace process of which the UN was also a stakeholder, remains in limbo for years (nlt 29/10/2023), UN Secretary General Guterres arrives on four-day visit : His itinerary includes visiting Lumbini, Annapurna Base Camp and Everest region besides engagements in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 29/10/2023)

A Cautious Welcome to the UN Secretary-General, and a Reference Brief, by Kanak Mani Dixit (rep 27/10/2023), UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is arriving on Sunday : He will address a joint session of parliament and meet communities affected by climate change in the Himalayas (kp 28/10/2023)

UN Secy General Guterres to address joint house session, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 21/10/2023)

Nepal committed to UN vision, objectives: DPM Khadka (kh 18/10/2023)

UN Secretary General Guterres to visit Nepal on October 29 (rep 17/10/2023), UN general secretary coming on October 29 : Among the key items on the visit’s agenda are climate change, its effects on livelihoods, the peace process and Sustainable Development Goals, officials said (kp 19/10/2023)

UN chief coming to Nepal on 4-day visit : The main agenda of his trip starting October 14 is climate change and ways to mitigate its effects on livelihoods, by Anil Giri (kp 05/10/2023), Conflict victims ask UN chief to push for transitional justice : Say they are sceptical of PM’s commitment to justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/10/2023)

Completing remaining task of transitional justice is Nepal’s top agenda: PM Dahal (kh 22/09/2023) [For 17 years? This sounds more like disinterest than top agenda! Many of Dahal's other statements to the UN are not true either!], At UN, PM Dahal says no blanket amnesty for serious human rights violation : In his address, the prime minister boasts of progress made in the peace process, and political stability while mentioning threats to Nepal from climate change and the rise in conflict between nations (kp 23/09/2023)

Nepal ratifies Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty (kh 21/09/2023)

PM Dahal addresses UN high-level meetings, emphasizes global cooperation in pandemic response, climate action and development financing (rep 21/09/2023)

PM Dahal holds talks with UN High Representative Fatima (kh 19/09/2023)

United Nations and Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 19/09/2023)

SDGs are in dire need of a rescue plan: PM Dahal (kh 19/09/2023)

What Is Nepal’s Stance On UN Reforms?, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 13/09/2023)

PM Dahal decides to cut the number of Nepali delegation to UNGA (rep 11/09/2023)

18 Nepali peacekeepers leave for Iraq to participate in UN peacekeeping mission (kh 30/08/2023)

6,070 members of Nepalese Army deployed in UN peacekeeping missions, 564 are women (rep 28/08/2023)

A way out for landlocked developing countries : The review meeting in Bangkok this week presents a chance for Euro-Asia’s LLDCs to rally global support, by Rabab Fatima (kp 23/08/2023)

UN and Nepal call for renewed action for Sustainable Development Goals :_ The workshop aims to review the status of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress in Nepal and identify priority areas for SDGs acceleration and outline a roadmap for strategic actions (kp 17/08/2023)

Alice Akunga is the new UNICEF Representative to Nepal : Akunga has extensive experience of working hand-in-hand with governments and all other partners in promoting child-friendly governance, system strengthening as well as sustainable climate action (nlt 10/07/2023)

Nepal elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (rep 09/06/2023)

Nepalese Army to buy military equipment from China at high cost, by Tapendra Kharki (rep 25/05/2023)

UN Under-Secretary-General Alisjahbana wraps up two-day Nepal visit (kp 18/04/2023)

Nepal assumes chairmanship of LDCs at UN (ht 07/04/2023)

Prospects and pitfalls of end of Nepal’s LDC status : There is uncertainty around Nepal’s graduation into the ranks of ‘developing countries’ on November 24, 2026, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/03/2023), Don’t delay graduation : The year 2026 can be a turning point in Nepal’s journey to becoming a self-sustaining economy (kp 13/03/2023)

Nepal gets Chair of LDCs Coordination Bureau (kh 08/03/2023)

Three out of 1,080 bags of rice were found discolored and ‘damaged by seawater’ during shipping: WFP Nepal : Following media reports that the rice set to be distributed by the United Nations World Food Program was of inferior quality, the organization’s Nepal office has asked the authorities to address the issue in a timely manner (nlt 05/03/2023)

Nepal set to head grouping of Least Developed Countries for three years : As the country aims to graduate in three years to middle-income developing country, which entails certain losses, it should engineer a support system to cushion impact, say experts (kp 03/03/2023)

In Geneva, Nepal pledges justice for the atrocities committed during conflict : Fed up with repeated promises, insurgency victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/03/2023) [Nothing but hollow promises! The former perpetrators sit partly in highest state offices and have no interest in justice for the victims!], Lies going global : Govinda Bandi’s representation at the Human Rights Council signals Nepal’s failure on transitional justice (kp 02/03/2023) [This reflects the real aspiration of PM Dahal!]

Foreign Minister Paudyal leaving for Geneva to attend UNHRC session (kh 26/02/2023, Prime Minister Dahal cancels Foreign Minister Paudyal’s trip to Geneva (nlt 26/02/2023)

Nepal to host international symposium on technology in peacekeeping (kh 08/02/2023)

Nepal lauds UN’s new agenda as significant for peace (kh 31/01/2023)

New batch of Nepali peacekeepers in Lebanon : Brigadier General Melchor Marin Elvira of Spain welcomed the Nepali delegation to the mission on Monday, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 19/01/2023)

Hanaa Singer-Hamdy appointed as UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal (rep 07/01/2023)

Nepal elected member of UN’s Peacebuilding Commission : Alongside Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, and Rwanda were also elected as PBC members from among the ten Top Troop and Police Contributors to UN Missions (kp 22/12/2022)

NA troops in UN peacekeeping force exceed 6,000 (kh 16/12/2022)

Nepal’s Experience with the UN, by Nir Bahadur Karki (rep 06/12/2022)

COP-27: An implementation summit (rep 24/10/2022)

Role of Nepali ‘blue helmets’ applauded on occasion of UN Day (kh 23/10/2022)

COP27: Nepal sets priority for climate adaptation, financing (rep 14/10/2022), Nepal to talk up climate losses and seek more funding at COP27 : Some 400,000 people were displaced from 2008 to 2014 due to climate change-induced floods, landslides in Nepal, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 21/10/2022)

UK, US lobby Nepal to vote against Russia at the UN : Kathmandu likely to go along as the domestic constituency for denouncing the Russian aggression on Ukraine builds, by Anil Giri (kp 11/10/2022), Nepal votes in favor of Ukraine (kh 13/10/2022), Nepal votes in favour of UN resolution to condemn referendums in Ukraine : Nepal’s immediate neighbors, India and China, were absent in the voting while five countries including Russia voted against the resolution (kp 14/10/2022)

Nepal outlines present threats to global peace and prosperity at UNGA 77th Session (kh 27/09/2022), World’s watershed moment and Nepal : The decisions we make today will determine what our future will look like. Our choice to act or not to act will have a huge impact on generations to come, by Bharat Raj Paudyal (nlt 27/09/2022)

Nepal calls for timely execution of internationally agreed goals (kh 25/09/2022)

What should Nepal’s position on UN reform be? Given that reforming and restructuring the global body is easier said than done, Nepal should tread the matter lightly, experts say, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 21/09/2022)

NA Major General Thapa appointed Force Commander of UNDOF (rep 17/07/2022)

Nepalis Honored : Four Nepali Peacekeeper To Be Honored Posthumously At United Nations Ceremony (sp 03/06/2022)

Minister Jhakri addresses High-level meeting of UN General Assembly, stresses implementation of New Urban Agenda (rep 29/04/2022)

WHO Director General arrives in Kathmandu (kh 21/04/2022), Nepal seeks WHO’s help to develop it as regional hub for tropical medicine : Nepal discusses HPV vaccine and support for fighting non-communicable diseases with visiting WHO chief, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/04/2022), WHO pledges to support Nepal in health emergency preparation (rep 24/04/2022)

Nepal files candidacies for five UN posts (kh 01/04/2022)

Nepali peacekeeper killed in Congo (nlt 06/04/2022)//

UNESCO is here to serve Nepal's agenda: UNESCO Nepal Chief (rep 13/03/2022)

UN Human Rights Council to set up independent inquiry into alleged rights violations by Russia in Ukraine : During a vote in the 47-member body today, 32 nations includ)ing Nepal voted in favour (kp 04/03/2022)

Nepal in leadership position of five UN agencies (rep 24/011/2022) [A country whose partriarchal governance denies women equal rights and adequate inclusion shall be responsible for CEDAW at the UN? That is a mockery!]

UNGA endorses Nepal’s graduation from Least Developed Country category : The five-year transition period is provided on an exceptional basis mainly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which would normally be for three years (nlt 25/11/2021)

Peacekeeping as a source of Nepal's soft power, by Surendra Singh Rawal (rep 24/11/2021)

Nepali peacekeepers leave for Syria (kh 23/11/2021)

Nepali peacekeepers leave for South Sudan (rep 10/11/2021)

Nepal in the United Nations: Need of diplomatic expertise, by Nir Bahadur Karki (ht 09/11/2021)

UN Assistant Secretary General calls on Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers (kh 09/11/2021)

Nepalese peacekeeper in D.R. Congo receives UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award (kh 05/11/2021), Dr Malla bags UN award (kh 06/11/2021), Nepali peacekeeper serving in Congo bags ‘United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year’ Award (rep 07/11/2021)

PM Deuba to fly to Scotland to attend COP-26 Summit (kh 27/10/2021)

Nepal's high level participation in COP26 to be effective (ht 26/10/2021)

On UN Day, Nepali activists draw the organization’s attention to the precarity of human rights in Afghanistan : At a demonstration in Kathmandu on Sunday, a group of Nepali activists urged the United Nations to take some immediate actions to ensure the safety of Afghani citizens, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 25/10/2021)

UN-Day: Looking back at Nepal’s Non-Permanent Member Security Council seat in 1988/89, by Birat Anupam (kh 24/10/2021)

UNWTO officials assure continued support to Nepal’s tourism development (kh 11/10/2021)

Nepali delegation delivers speeches on margins of UNGA (ht 24/09/2021)

Nepal seeks debt cancellation for LDCs (ht 19/09/2021)

Tepid diplomacy : Nepal seems to be staring into oblivion when it should be lobbying vigorously at the UNGA (kp 16/09/2021)

Professor Subedi appointed as advisor to IUCN (rep 02/09/2021)

139 Nepali peacekeepers leave for Mali (kh 11/08/2021)

Nepali peacekeepers gain warm response in Congo (kh 30/06/2021)

Nepal in third spot in list of highest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping (kh 29/06/2021)

Nepal’s abstention on Myanmar resolution at UN raises questions : Diplomats, experts and rights defenders say Nepal, despite being a member of the Human Rights Council, failed to show its commitment to human rights and democracy, by Anil Giri (kp 22/06/2021)  [Both states are experiencing a similar scenario, Myanmar a coup by the army, Nepal one by the prime minister! In both cases, democratic structures and procedures are being disrupted. Nepal has never been qualified to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council!], Whither Nepal’s foreign policy : Nepal’s abstention from voting for the UN resolution on Myanmar was a mistake, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp 05/07/2021)

Nepal is now the third largest troops contributing country to UN Missions (rep 18/06/2021)

United Nations questions rights body’s autonomy after controversial appointments : Five National Human Rights Commission office bearers were appointed after the Oli government introduced an ordinance in December to amend recommendation rules, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/04/2021)

Five facts about Nepal's 'blue helmets' in UN-peacekeeping missions, by Birat Anupam (rep 11/03/2021)

UNHCR delegation meets PM Oli (ht 17/02/2021)

Newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator to Nepal, Sara Beysolow Nyanti presents her credentials to FM Gyawali (rep 26/01/2021)

Nepal's candidate Rana re-elected to CEDAW Committee for second term (rep 10/11/2020)

65 Years Of Relations Between Nepal And UN, by Sumitra Magrati (rn 24/10/2020)

UN Day Special Feature: The proud story of Nepal Army in UN Peacekeeping Missions (rep 24/10/2020)

Nepal re-elected to UN Human Rights Council (rep 14/10/2020) [Given the numerous serious human rights violations in its own country, which the Oli government strictly refuses to combat, Nepal is still not qualified for this task!]

UN urges Nepal to take urgent action to address growing mental health issues amid COVID-19 pandemic (rep 10/10/2020)

New UNHCR Representative assumes office (rep 06/10/2020), New UNHCR Representative in Nepal Carolin Spannuth Verma Presented Her Letter Of Credentials : New UNHCR Representative in Nepal Carolin Spannuth Verma Presented Her Letter Of Credentials (sp 06/10/2020), New UNHCR representative in Nepal (ht 07/10/2020)

UN rapporteurs concerned over proposed citizenship law : Some provisions seem discriminatory against women, and sexual minorities, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 26/09/2020), Valerie Julliand: The relationship between Nepal and the UN is of mutual respect and collaboration : The outgoing UN resident coordinator on the Covid-19, human rights situation, transitional justice and her tenure in Nepal (kp 26/09/2020) [interview], UN Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand completes her term (rep 30/09/2020)

PM Oli Stresses On Strengthening UN As Center Of Multilateralism (rn 22/09/2020)

Bandana Rana nominated to UN High Commission for Population Fund (kh 21/09/2020)

Despite poor rights record, Nepal eyes another term at Human Rights Council : Nepal government has largely failed to uphold the promises it made in 2017 in the lead  up to the election for membership for the 2018-20 period in the UN body, by Anil Giri (kp 12/09/2020) [Nepal has never been qualified for this task!]

Nepal likely to face host of questions in its bid for another UN rights council term: But officials say the country is one of the best performers among the present members of the council; Various rights enshrined in the constitution have not been implemented (kp 09/08/2020) [Nepal was already not qualified for this task in 2018. This disqualification has unfortunately worsened considerably under the Oli government!]

NAC's Aircraft With 238 NA Peacekeepers Leaves For South Sudan (rn 30/07/2020)

Government tells UN that it will incorporate conflict victims’ concerns but victims are not convinced: Victims have called the government’s response to the concerns of five special UN human rights rapporteurs insincere and the entire transitional justice process flawed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2020)

The UN stands ready to help Nepal address Covid crisis and resulting challenges: This crisis gives all countries an opportunity to steer their economy and development to a trajectory that is sustainable, gender-equal and carbon-neutral, interview with Vallerie Julliand (kp 12/06/2020)

As COVID-19 rages on, UN agencies in Nepal spend millions in unnecessary field trips: MOFA & Home Ministry say they are not aware of the visits  (rep 03/06/2020)

Nepal hasn’t allowed UN rapporteurs on transitional justice to visit country: The government is afraid their visit will expose it’s failure, say victims and human rights activists, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/05/2020)

Nepali peacekeepers' flight to South Sudan suspended over COVID-19 fears (rep 13/03/2020)

Nepal is now the fourth largest troops contributing country to UN Missions (rep 08/03/2020)

UN concerned over Nepal’s TJ process (rep 01/03/2020)

Nepal to vie for UNSC non-permanent seat (ht 13/12/2019)

Pokhrel at UNESCO General Assembly (ht 14/11/2019)

A nation’s most valuable asset is its children, and they are what countries need to invest in.: UNICEF’s executive director on areas where Nepal needs to focus and the organisation’s work in those realms, interview with Henrietta H Fore (kp 05/11/2019)

UNFPA committed to women empowerment: Dr Natalia Kanem (ht 24/10/2019)

Accelerate efforts to meet 2030 goals: UNFPA chief (ht 22/10/2019)

Foreign Minister Gyawali meets UN Secretary-General (kp 02/10/2019)

Foreign Minister Gyawali holds bilateral meetings in New York (ht 28/09/2019)

Foreign Minister Gyawali to leave for UNGA on Saturday (ht 19/09/2019)

PM may skip UNGA for 'lack of any new issue' (rep 04/08/2019)

UNDP Accelerator Lab launched in Nepal (rep 02/08/2019)

Govt pushes Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol for ratification from House, by Ashok Dahal (rep 24/07/2019)

‘NA ready to deploy more UN peacekeeping troops’ (ht 14/07/2019)

UNESCO withdraws from restoration of two temples in the Basantapur area: Local residents and conservationists have been critical of the government decision  to allow foreign agencies to rebuild Jagannath and Shree Krishna Mahavishnu temples, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/07/2019), UNESCO pulls out of reconstruction project, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 10/07/2019)

Nepal takes lead in strengthening aid effectiveness agenda in development cooperation (rep 06/07/2019)

Major General Kharel named acting head of Mission, Force Commander of UNDOF (rep 31/05/2019)

Is Graduation From LDC Status Risky?, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 10/05/2019)

Nepal elected member of UN-CND: Nepal signed the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 2003 and ratified it in 2011 (ht 09/05/2019)

United Nations peacekeeping operation debts mounting, says report (ht 17/04/2019)

Nepali blue helmets in Libya are safe: Army; The United States and India have withdrawn their forces from Tripoli as security  situation deteriorates, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/04/2019), Nepal Army wants to withdraw its peacekeepers from Libyan capital: Although officials say Nepali troops don’t face imminent danger, the willingness to pull out its soldiers comes days after the US and India withdrew their forces, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/04/2019), 'Nepali troop will be in Libya as long as UN office stays there' (rep 12/04/2019)

South-South Cooperation: Nepal delivered well when it was provided with an opportunity to present their case as a recipient country, by Swaran Singh (kp 28/03/2019)

Foreign minister leaving for Geneva today (ht 23/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for rights violations, says Gyawali (ht 28/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for serious rights violations, Gyawali says in Geneva, by Anil Giri (kp 01/03/2019), Foreign Affairs Minister Gyawali attends UN Human Rights Council high-level segment (rep 01/03/2019)

Bandana Rana elected as vice-chair at UN CEDAW Committee, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 19/02/2019)

Opportunity knocks: Nepal’s diplomacy efforts are in many avenues — the Human Rights Council is irrefutably one of them, by Antara Singh (kp 11/02/2019)

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh reappointed regional director of WHO SEAR (ht 29/01/2019)

Nepal elected UN peacebuilding committee member (kp 23/12/2018)

Political quick-fix won’t provide justice: As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, Nepal must uphold the charter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (rep 13/12/2018)

Nepal Army unit for UN ensures peace on Lebanon-Israel border (kp 25/11/2018)

UN special rapporteur Šimonovi arrives today (kp 19/11/2018)

Least developed countries need more resources, Yadav tells UN (kp 27/10/2018), Nepal vows to achieve universal health coverage as UN member: In his address to Global Conference on Primary Health and Population in Kazakhstan, Minister Yadav says  Nepal recently endorsed Nepal Public Health Act 2018  to ensure health as a fundamental right (kp 27/10/2018)

Nepal chapter celebrates UN Day (kp 27/10/2018)

UN accredits Nepal Army training centre in Kavre: Birendra Peace Operation Training Centre wins UN certification first time in 30 years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/10/2018)

In UN speech, Oli promises ‘egalitarian and just society’, by Anil Giri (kp 29/09/2018) [Okay, please start the fundamental changes immediately!], Oli’s Address To UN Assembly: Nation’s Sovereignty, Multiculturalism In Focus, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/09/2018)

What is this junket for? In an unjust world order, where small countries are finding it hard to survive, what can Nepal expect from the UN?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 27/09/2018), Oli meets world leaders, attends high level segments at UN (kp 28/09/2018), PM Oli meets British PM, Swiss Prez: Indian foreign minister calls on PM (rep 28/09/2018), PM’s US Visit And Expectations, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 28/09/2018)

PM Oli voices faith in fundamental rights, freedom and democracy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/09/2018) [This does not reflect reality!]

Nepal to discuss rebuilding drive at UN (kp 26/09/2018)

Oli leads delegation for 73rd UN session: The PM will also visit Costa Rica (kp 21/09/2018), PM Oli leaving for New York tomorrow (ht 21/09/2018), More than ritual at UNGA (rep 24/09/2018)

Nepali peacekeeper deployed in South Sudan shot at: Nepali Army has deployed 1,745 soldiers in South Sudan (ht 17/09/2018)

Nepali peacekeepers in South Sudan awarded (kp 12/09/2018)

UNDPA officially closes its Nepal liaison office (kp 10/09/2018)

Nepal files for another term at UN rights body: Nepal will pitch for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2021-23 term (kp 09/08/2018) [Nepal should first implement international human rights standards! There are still a lot of shortcomings!]

UN to deploy up to 700 more peacekeepers from Nepal (ht 29/06/2018), Salute the peacekeepers: Involvement of women peacekeepers is essential to build confidence and instill the feeling of security among women and children, by Sabita Nakarmi (rep 30/06/2018)

SC turns down Rs460 million UNDP support, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/06/2018) [Improvement of human rights and rule of law not wanted? The suggestion to get more money through the budget instead sounds ridiculous againsts the background that this is not poassible and the budget, to a greater part, is financed by foreign money as well!]

UNHCR representative presents credentials to minister (rep 16/06/2018)

Nepal pledges $30,000 to think tank (kp 13/06/2018), FM asks UN, others to help landlocked nations (rep 13/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018), Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/06/2018), Departure note: Closure of UN’s DPA office (rep 12/06/2018), Peace process ‘complete’, govt asks UNDPA for a drawdown, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2018) [Without justice for victims, the end of promotion of perpetrators and the rehabilitaion of former fighters the peace process will never be complete!], How to stay on track: Oli govt could have asked UN DPA for a drawdown, but with greater finesse (kp 14/06/2018), UN DPA says will wind up in three months (rep 16/06/2018)

Minister Bista leads Nepali labour panel to Geneva (kp 03/06/2018)

A sacred proposal: As a tribute to Buddha, Nepal should propose Buddha Purnima as International Day of Meditation at the UN and start celebrating it from this year, by Swami Anand Arun (rep 28/04/2018)

Army to probe rape claim against Blue Helmets in South Sudan: UN had asked troops contributing country to fully probe case and, where applicable, pursue criminal prosecution (kp 25/04/2018), Nepali peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan (ht 25/04/2018), NA forms board of inquiry (ht 25/04/2018), Nepal army vows to book guilty after investigation (kp 26/04/2018), Watching the watchmen: Nepal Army must come clean on  allegations concerning the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (kp 26/04/2018)

Nepal elected chair of UN panel (kp 25/04/2018), Nepal elected Chair of Committee on Conferences for a three-year term (ht 25/04/2018)

United Nations official lauds Nepal’s reforms (kp 18/04/2018)

UN-Women elects Nepal as board member (kp 18/04/2018)

Army chief off to Congo and South Sudan (kp 03/04/2018)

UN doing study on political issues without govt nod, by Surendra Paudel (rep 30/03/2018), ‘UN closely consults with govt’ (ht 31/03/2018)

UNESCO marks 20 years in Nepal (kp 28/03/2018), UNESCO completes 20 years in Nepal (ht 28/03/2018)

UN under secy-gen calls on PM (kp 20/03/2018)

Catch the momentum: Nepal’s resounding victory at Human Rights Council reflects international community’s acknowledgment of our commitments and accomplishments in human rights, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 15/03/2018) [This article does not correctly reflect Nepal's human rights reality!]

South Sudanese praise Nepali peacekeepers (kp 05/03/2018)

WTO should provide support system to uplift LDCs: Bairagi (kp 03/03/2018)

Cabinet puts on hold Nepal’s status upgradation in UN (kp 01/03/2018), Govt wants Nepal to remain LDC: To request UN not to upgrade it to developing country (ht 01/03/2018), Backward move: The arguments put forward to keep the country as an LDC sound plainly absurd, devoid of any ambition to move forward (ht 01/03/2018)

Nepal ‘committed’ to human rights (kp 28/02/2018) [What about conflict victims and their families, women, Dalits, labour migrants, earthquake affected families, pollution affected persons, healthcare, etc.?], Nepal committed to protecting, promoting human rights: Bairagi (ht 28/02/2018)

Consultation meeting on Trade Policy Review held (kp 27/02/2018)

An opportunity for a fresh start: As Nepal begins its tenure in UN Human Rights Council, it is important for it to protect citizens’ right to religious freedom, by David Anderson (kp 21/02/2018)

Nepal abandons LDC graduation plan (kp 19/02/2018), Between rock & hard place: Nepal has no choice but to put LDC graduation plan on backburner for now (kp 20/02/2018)

Nepal reinforces Geneva mission (kp 06/02/2018)

Nepal must ‘do more’ to protect workers’ rights (kp 06/02/2018)

Nepal and UNDP pact will benefit 14,000 farmers (kp 03/02/2018)

UN spl rapporteur arrives (kp 29/01/2018), UN Spl Rapporteur Morales meets with NHRC officials (kp 02/02/2018)

Nepal SSudan troops run medical camps (kp 26/01/2018)

MoFA sending additional staff to Geneva mission (rep 16/01/2018)

UNGA vote ‘consistent with Nepal’s position on Israel, Palestine’: Foreign Ministry  spokesman says the vote was not against the United States; Nepal only upheld its consistent policy, by Anil Giri (kp 23/12/217), Nepal votes in favour of UNGA resolution (ht 23/12/2017)

Sustainable economic growth: Nepal urges global partnership at UN (kp 30/11/2017)

Nepali blue helmets in SSudan awarded UN Medal for service (kp 17/11/2017)

Foreign secretary attends UNSC debate (ht 29/10/2017) [The secretary's statement at the UNSC contradicts realities in Nepal!]

Nepal elected to UN Human rights Council (kp 17/10/2017), Nepal elected UNHRC member (ht 17/10/2017), Govt working to ensure effective role in UNHRC, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 26/10/2017), Post-election blues: How was Nepal elected to the top United Nations human rights body with such a checkered rights record of its vital state actors?, by Biswas Baral (rep 26/10/2017) [Can it be that the international community does not really understand Nepal's HR, social and political issues?]

Nepal’s Stake In UN Reform, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 07/10/2017)

DPM Mahara receives credentials from UNFPA country representative for Nepal (ht 07/10/2017)

Support sought for Nepal’s UNHRC bid (ht 24/09/2017), Deuba highlights peace, security and sustainable development at UNGA (kp 25/09/2017), PM Deuba meets UN Secretary-General on sidelines of UNGA (ht 25/09/2017)

Nepal signs Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty at UN (ht 21/09/2017)

Nepal invites three UN Rapporteurs as it makes a bid for HR Council member (rep 18/09/2017)

DPM Mahara to fly to New York today for UN assembly (ht 17/09/2017), DPM  Mahara leaves for New York for UNGA (kp 18/09/2017), PM Deuba to leave for new York tomorrow (ht 18/09/2017), Mahara attends United Nations events (kp 20/09/2017), Poor diplomacy spills over into New York: Nepal’s ambassador to Washington a no-show at airport to receive PM; Officials fail to ensure Foreign Minister Mahara’s meeting with US prez, by AnilGiri (kp 22/09/2017)

PM Deuba lobbying for seat on UNHRC (kp 15/09/2017)

UN special rapporteurs invited for inspection visit (kp 11/09/2017)

PM Deuba to fly to New York on Sept 19 (ht 10/09/2017)

UN to deploy 250 Nepali guards in Libya (ht 09/09/2017)

Upreti appointed to UN’s HRC (kp 31/08/2017)

Nepal to chair Group of Asia-Pacific States in NY (kp 27/08/2017)

Nepal receives wide support for UNHRC bid (kp 04/07/2017)

Armed Police Force team returns home from South Sudan (ht 03/07/2017)

Nepal shows solidarity with refugees (kp 19/06/2017), Standing with refugees: We are at a crossroads in Nepal, with the chance to finally achieve durable solutions for every refugee, by Kevin J. Allen (kp 20/06/2017)

Two NA peacekeepers injured in Congo (rep 19/06/2017)

Prez: Step up efforts for nature conservation: President Bhandari says projects are being implemented to mitigate impact from landslides and flooding (kp 18/06/2017), President Bhandari visits IUCN headquarters in Switzerland (ht 18/06/2017)

Nepal is deputy member of ILO governing board (kp 14/06/2017)

Nepal And UNESCO: Hand In Hand For Heritage Preservation, by Prem Khatry (rn 30/05/2017)

‘UN peacekeeping most effective investment in peace’ (ht 29/05/2017)

Nepal attends meeting on hazardous chemicals (kp 06/05/2017)

“New homes have to be safer”: UN Ambassador Walton Alfonso Webson and Marty Logan discuss the UN's recent work in Nepal (nt 28/04/2017)

UN representatives’ nine-day Nepal visit concludes (ht 25/04/2017)

UN reps call on prime minister (kp 22/04/2017)

Assistant UN Secy Gen, NPC vice-chair meet (ht 07/04/2017), UN under-secy-gen calls on PM (kp 09/04/2017)

UN peacekeeping drill concludes (kp 04/04/2017)

UN Military Affairs adviser inspects army drill in Kavre (kp 03/04/2017)

Trump’s planned UN cuts to affect NA’s wider deployment, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/03/2017)

Kathmandu Valley’s heritage at stake: UNESCO not happy with the pace of reconstruction in the Kathmandu Valley (ht 25/03/2017), Lowest bidders a major threat (ht 25/03/2017)

War and pieces: Nepali peacekeepers in South Sudan are witness to what happens when ethno-separatism goes out of control, by Dirgha Raj Upadhyay (nt 24/03/2017)

UN under secy general meets NPC vice chair (kp 20/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

Nepal to run for Human Rights Council seat (kp 26/02/2017) [??], Mahat leaving for UN human rights meet in Geneva: To push for Nepal's membership in UNHCR (ht 26/02/2017), Nepal announces UNHRC candidature for 2018-20 term: This is the first time Nepal has presented  its candidature to the council (kp 01/03/2017) [First respect human rights at home! See collection links on HR issues!], Mahat, UN top official discuss Nepal HR issues (kp 03/03/2017)

UN imposes sanctions on NSET, its 3 officials: Says the entity and persons were found involved in ‘proscribed practices in UNDP procurement actions’ (kp 25/02/2017)

Nepal to chair UN COE WG 2017 (kp 19/01/2017)

New UN Secretary General: Nepal’s Expectations, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 30/12/2016)

Nepal to graduate from LDC in 2024: UN, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 17/12/2016)

Nepal absent in UN vote on Syria (kp 12/12/2016)

Ensure safe return MoFA should work closely with UN  to secure release of abductees (kp 30/11/2016)

UN Centre for Peace, Disarmament resumes operation (ht 22/11/2016)

Peacekeeper’s diary: The wounds and scars are deeply ingrained in hearts and minds of people. Even a small child calls the neighboring state ‘an enemy’, by Shrijan Bahadur Malla (rep 14/11/2016)

FM Mahat busy with UN session (kp 23/09/2016)

UN seeks more Nepali female peacekeepers: Visiting UN Under Secretary General Khare makes a call to increase the numbers of both female officers and those in lower ranks in peacekeeping jobs (kp 31/08/2016), NA ‘under-represented’ at UN peacekeeping command levels, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 01/09/2016)

Former fighters in UN mission: Once war-makers, now peace-keepers; Ex-Maoist fighters, now Army men, wearing blue helmets (kp 18/08/2016)

Model United Nations conference opens (kp 16/08/2016), ‘Economic integration for prosperity’ (ht 16/08/2016)

UN top official submits letter of credentials (kp 06/07/2016)

CoAS inspects training for UN missions (kp 04/07/2016)

Rana elected member of UN CEDAW (ht 23/06/2016), Rana vows to implement gender rights in Nepal (kp 29/06/2016)

Nepal elected UNGA vice president in Asia Pacific bloc (kp 15/06/2016)

UN to honour two Nepali fallen heroes: Had lost their lives while in service last year (kp 19/05/2016)

UN pledges int’l support to Nepal for reconstruction: UN official advises utilising domestic and foreign skills in reconstruction work (kp 03/05/2016)

United Nations pledges continued support to Nepal (kp 25/04/2016)

DPM Thapa leaves for US to sign Paris agreement (kp 20/04/2016)

UNESCO DG to visit Nepal (kp 16/04/2016)

More NA soldiers likely to wear blue helmet, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/04/2016), Nepal Army gives top priority to female representation in UN peacekeeping missions, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 06/04/2016), Investing in peacekeeping: Development of Birendra Peace Operations Training Center into a center of excellence could add new dimension to UN peacekeeping, by Shrijan Bahadur Malla (rep)

From guerilla caps to blue helmetsFormer Maoist combatants now in the Army set to serve in UN peacekeeping missions (kp 13/03/2016), Getting closer: That former combatants are being sent on peacekeeping missions is a sign of change (kp 14/03/2016)

Probe into Tarai violence: UN; Expresses concern over Nepal’s piecemeal progress in transition to peace, by Dewan Rai (kp 12/03/2016)

UN may not support Nepal’s TJ process: Reminds Kathmandu to formulate act, procedures for the TJ bodies in line with international standards; It has also reminded the government of the Supreme Court verdict, which has struck down a dozen provisions as well as suggested amendments to the Act, by Dewan Rai (kp 03/03/2016)

Rana is Nepal’s candidate for CEDAW (kp 01/03/2016)

Nepal rejects UN suggestions on TJ-related cases: Govt tells UN Human  Rights Council it is yet to be prepared to enact  conventions ratified earlier, by Dewan Rai (kp 01/03/2016)

Nepali Picked director at WHO, Geneva (kp 25/02/2016)

NA seeks new options as UN scales down peacekeeping missions, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 17/02/2016)

UN urges talks to sort out statute differences: Pledges support to political leadership in constitution implementation, by Anil Giri (kp 09/01/2016)

Koirala meets UN Secy Gen Moon in US (kp 13/11/2015)

Govt working to end crisis: Oli to Feltman (kp 31/10/2015), UN official calls for peaceful dialogue (ht 31/10/2015)

UN concerned over quake victims’ woes (kp 26/10/2015)

Ban lauds Koirala’s role in statute writing, peace (kp 19/10/2015) [?]

DPM demands transit freedom for LDDCs (kp 03/10/2015), Nepal seeks unhindered access to the sea at UN (ht 03/10/2015)

Singh addresses UN summit on dev agenda (kp 27/09/2015), DPM urges bolstering South-South Co-op (kp 28/09/2015)

Post-statute, Koirala to attend UNGA (ht 17/09/2015), PM’s UN visit may delay new govt formation: Friday’s Cabinet meeting to decide whether Koirala will attend UNGA, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/09/2015), PM cancels UN trip, DPM Singh to represent Nepal (kp 24/09/2015), PM Koirala calls off visit to UN: Deputes DPM Prakash Man Singh to attend UNGA, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/09/2015), One good move: Prime minister made the right decision in not leaving for UN General Assembly (kp 24/09/2015)

War-makers to peace-keepers: Former Maoist guerillas now in the Nepal Army prepare to leave for UN peacekeeping missions, by Rameswar Bohara (nt 04/09/2015)

PM plans to attend UN General Assembly in New York (ht 23/08/2015)

Nepali pilot killed in Mali hotel attack, bx Devendra Bhattarai (kp 12/08/2015)

Govt sets criteria for UNSC vote (kp 18/07/2105)

Nepal to take part in UN summit in Addis Ababa (ht 12/07/2015)

Parliament Secretariat, UNDP renew pact (kp 30/06/2015)

UNICEF working to control child trafficking after quake (kp 20/06/2015)

Govt urged to ratify refugee convention (kp 20/06/2015)

Nepal elected UN budgetary panel chair (kp 17/06/2015)

Nepal among 5 Asia-Pacific countries to get FAO award (kp 10/06/2015)

The UN should use as much national capacity as possible, interview with Jamie McGoldrick (kp 25/05/2015)

Govt to appeal for more aid in World Health Assembly (ht 18/05/2015)

CoAS Rana takes part in defence conference (ht 29/03/2015)

UNCDP to review Nepal’s graduation case next week (ht 19/03/2015)

UN briefed on progress in transitional justice (kp 18/03/2015)

OHCHR offers support to transitional justice process (kp 06/03/2015), Support pledged for justice process: OHCHR ready to offer technical advice to Nepal in its transition phase (ht 06/03/2015)

FM Pandey defends rights situation at UN Human Rights Council (ht 04/03/2015)

Minister quizzes UN rep over ‘security alarm’ (kp 25/02/2015)

UN urges constitution in consensus (kp 14/02/2015)

Dhital presents credentials to UN (kp 13/02/2015)

The UN as witness: An account of how the Seven-Party Alliance and Maoists agreed to involve the UN in monitoring Nepal’s peace process, by Suresh Chalise (kp 25/01/2015)

Thapa picked new UNDOF commander (kp 21/01/2015)

Non-payment of membership dues has left govt red-faced many a time, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 18/01/2015)

NA officer gets post of Force Commander, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/01/2015)

Policymakers nervous about Nepal’s possible graduation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 07/01/2015)

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