KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains uneven and inadequate across various segments of the population and within the five sub-regions of Asia and the Pacific, according to a new report published by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepal will be presenting a report on its progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations within July. The report will be prepared through voluntary national review (VNR) on SDGs.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal seems to fall behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the progress is not satisfactory, warned stakeholders. However, as compared to only 12 percent of the 140 SDGs targets likely to be achieved globally, Nepal has fared better.

Kathmandu, Aug 29: National Assembly Chairperson, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, has underlined the need of coordination and collaboration at the decision-making level to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Kathmandu, Aug 17: The 16th Periodic Plan of the government will have a separate chapter to deal with issues concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The National Planning Commission (NPC), which is responsible for preparing the periodic plan, informed this during a meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly on Thursday.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

June 15, 2022 06:30 am

From the very first moment when we open our eyes in this world till the time we take our last breath, we learn every day. For learning to take place, there is no need to have a defined place or institute. In fact, we can learn anywhere and anytime through different means. However, the skill and knowledge which is acquired outside the formal education and training system is not generally counted/credited. In our society, people who acquire competency through informal learning never get their skills recognized. This has created strata in society and divided us based on work/occupation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: For the first time in the history of Philatic and Postal Stamp Management, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, issued 17 postal stamps portraying the SDGs on Mithila paintings on Wednesday.

Progress toward SDGs disappointing

September 24, 2021 16:16 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Due to the lack of proper information at the level of people's representatives, there is a challenge in the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) even after six years, according to experts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The fourth Nepal-Bangladesh Youth Conference is set to kick off in the capital on Saturday. The event was earlier deferred due to COVID-19 pandemic.

What SDGs mean for Nepal

October 7, 2020 06:16 am

Decade of action to achieve the SDGs has just started. It's time to think big for Nepal.

Why Nepal needs to localize SDGs

July 18, 2020 18:05 pm

Nepal was one of the countries putting forward its latest update, the second so far, in its quest for the SDGs. Branded as Voluntary National Review, this reporting was envisioned as a tool to keep all state signatories of the Agenda 2030 from which the SDGs stem accountable.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: UNICEF Germany patron Elke Budenbender, who is currently on a visit to Nepal, has apprised herself of the status of children here and of the steps taken by UNICEF for the long-term solution to the challenges facing Nepal's children.

'Action for SDGs' this Saturday

December 5, 2019 09:39 am

REPUBLICA, Dec 5: AIESEC, a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential, is organizing an event called “Action for SDGs” in Kathmandu on December 7.

GENEVA, April 7: Each year on April 7th, the World Health Organization, WHO, celebrates World Health Day. World Health Day is a chance to celebrate health and remind world leaders that everyone should be able to access the health care they need, when and where they need it.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the ‘South-South Cooperation’ would help landlocked and least developed countries like Nepal to sustain its political gains through economic development.

GENEVA, Feb 12: Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Female crew members of Yeti Airlines honored the female team of the UN on Sunday as part of their commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) no. 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls."

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: As countries around the world mark the third anniversary of the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuesday, there are concerns if the pledges related to people with disabilities, mainly those living in developing countries, could be met in view of multiple challenges to implement the rights of such persons.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives Chakrapani Khanal has said that land fragmentation has become a big challenge to the government's efforts of increasing agro production.


February 3, 2018 09:31 am

They say there isn’t anything you can’t do, if you put your whole heart into it. I always had an extreme desire to travel abroad and participate in workshops and training to hone my skills. I was invited to participate in a training in America but sadly, my visa got rejected. Then, I couldn’t make it to a training in Vietnam. So, I started looking for other opportunities, which are not so hard to find if you have the determination and a good internet connection.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Public-private sectors should work in a coordinated way to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs), stressed representatives from organizations concerned.

KATHMANDU, Mar 25: The government has formed two high-level committees and nine thematic working Groups to rollout and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Business leaders vow to help achieve SDGs

December 14, 2016 07:00 am

KATMANDU, Dec 14: Business leaders have said that the private sector was ready to join hands with the government and other stakeholders for achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs).

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Sophie Kemkhadge, the deputy country director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said that the government, private sector and all stakeholders should be on board to make sure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are met.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Various experts have warned that unless governments in the Himalayan and its downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis.

KATHMANDU, May 3: World leaders, at the United Nations Sustainable Summit held in September 2015, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.