KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Nepal-based office of the United Nations observed the 73rd UN anniversary at the UN House in Lalitpur on Friday by organizing an open house day with the theme “Innovation for Sustainable Development”.
A total of 19 UN agencies located in Nepal along with more than a dozen partner organizations showcased an array of activities including demonstrations of digital banking, the Khulduli app for promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nepal, a nutritional app focused on helping solve the malnutrition problem in Nepal providing the services to their users as per their needs and the MIG app which helps migrants make informed decisions throughout their migration process. The MIG app allows migrants to share their experiences, tell their story and upload pictures that are shared among other MIG app users.
Speaking at the ceremony, the UN Resident Coordinator Wenny Kusuma said, “We have chosen innovation as the theme to showcase how the United Nations in Nepal is adopting innovation and using it to support Nepal in achieving the sustainable development goals.”
Nepal became a member of the UN in 1955.
The UN works closely with the government and other development partners to assist Nepal in achieving national and internationally agreed goals, including the sustainable development goals.