October 24, 2019 08:10 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), World Future Council and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have awarded Nepal’s constitution promulgated in 2015 with the Future Policy Silver Award in Belgrade, Serbia.
Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina handed over the award to Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday amidst a function at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar. Timilsina had received the award during the 141st assembly of the IPU last week.
Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies, selected from among 67 nominated policies from among 36 countries, aimed at empowering young people to build a fair and sustainable future, including that of Nepal were awarded during the event.
“Every year, the most impactful policies tackling humankind’s most pressing challenges are celebrated through the Future Policy Award, the only global award that recognizes policies for the benefit of present and future generations,” read a statement issued by UNDP while announcing the award earlier this month.
“It contains, among other important principles, provisions for youth rights relating to participation and empowerment in Nepal as well as protection from discrimination,” reads the award given to Nepal.
Prime Minister Oli claimed that Nepal’s constitution has been awarded because it has the best provisions recognizing to the social values, inclusive representation in policy making and ending discriminations.
Stating that some individuals criticized the constitution, Oli urged the dissidents to accept the constitution claiming that it received international awards for its best provisions.
“We will make Nepal as the fastest growing economy in the world within a few years. I urge all to join the national goal of prosperity that can be achieved under this constitution,” he added.