KATHMANDU, June 18: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has started preparations to submit a periodic report of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage to the United Nations for the first time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The Government of Nepal and the United Nations in Nepal jointly organized the first annual meeting of the Joint Steering Committee of the Nepal UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Government of Nepal, the Delegation of the European Union in Nepal and the United Nations, through their Joint Program ‘Empowered Women Prosperous Nepal,’ organized a joint event aligned with the global theme of "Unite: Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls" for this year's 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

PARIS, Nov 14: The world is "severely off track" to limit warming to 1.5C and avoid catastrophic climate impacts, the UN warned Tuesday, as the latest assessment of current emissions-cutting pledges shows only minor reductions this decade.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is arriving in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit to Nepal, beginning from Sunday, with a significant stopover in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. He is also scheduled to join the prayers for world peace in Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Nepal on Friday joined other South Asian countries, except India, in the UN General Assembly in voting in favor of the resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict, leading to a cessation of hostilities.

KATHMANDU, Oct  17: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres is going to visit Nepal on October 29.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for New York on Saturday, leading a 10-member Nepali delegation to the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly being held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Kathmandu, Aug 14: United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Nepal, Hanaa Singer- Hamdy, today paid a courtesy call on Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet.

GENEVA, July 19: The world should prepare to face increasingly intense heatwaves, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reeled from soaring temperatures. "These events will continue to grow in intensity, and the world needs to prepare for more intense heatwaves," John Nairn, a senior extreme heat advisor at the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO), told reporters in Geneva.

KATHMANDU, June 30: UN Under-Secretary-General for Department of Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, paid a courtesy call on Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud, today.

UNITED NATIONS, June 1: In the six weeks since the Sudan conflict broke out, more than 1.2 million people were displaced from their homes, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday.

UNITED NATIONS/KABUL, April 5 : The United Nations told some 3,300 Afghan staff not to come to work in Afghanistan for the next two days after the Taliban authorities signaled on Tuesday that they would enforce a ban on Afghan women working for the world body.

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22: Russia has urged U.N. states to vote against an "unbalanced and anti-Russian" move at the General Assembly by Ukraine and others to mark one year since Moscow invaded, as China said on Tuesday it could release a "position paper" on the war within days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A significant milestone has been achieved in the history of Nepali Army (NA)’s involvement in peacekeeping operations at the call of the United Nations, with more than 6,000 NA troops deployed in the mission at a time.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Negotiators at the United Nations climate talks said on Saturday that they had struck a breakthrough deal on creating a disaster fund compensating poor nations that are the victims of climate change damage worsened by rich countries' carbon pollution, the Fox News reported.

DHULIKHEL, Oct 4: Dhulikhel Municipality has submitted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report, 2022 to the United Nations.

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 2: United Nations nuclear experts who crossed into Russian-held territory in Ukraine to assess the safety of Europe's biggest atomic energy plant were seeking on Friday to assess physical damage to the facility, where both sides warn of possible disaster.

IGPs Singh and Aryal off to US

August 30, 2022 17:00 pm

KATHMANDU, August 30: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dheeraj Pratap Singh of Nepal Police and IGP Raju Aryal of the Armed Police Force (APF) have left for the United States of America. Both the IGPs left for New York last night to attend the Third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit commencing from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 29:  A memorandum addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres alerting him to “multiple flaws” in the transitional justice amendment bill before Nepal’s Parliament was handed over this morning to the UN Resident Coordinator Richard Howard by a group of conflict victims and human rights defenders.

KYIV/NEW YORK, August 12: Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the U.N. chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.

July 5: Ukraine is holding talks with Turkey and the United Nations to secure guarantees for grain exports from Ukrainian ports, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday.

GENEVA, June 10:  Sri Lanka is at risk of tipping into a full-blown humanitarian crisis as the country's economy suffers its biggest shock in decades, the U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) said on Friday.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being compared to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Indeed, if Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and now Ukraine are to keep repeating, where then is the value of the UN?

GENEVA, March 30: The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday more than 4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its war in the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

KABUL, Feb 9: The top UN envoy in Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons met top Taliban leadership on Tuesday and voiced concern about the women's safety in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepal has been exhibiting its diplomatic acumen in five various UN bodies as a peace-loving, proud and independent nation.

WASHINGTON D.C. Nov 25: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed the proposal to graduate Nepal to the status of a middle-income developing nation from the category of a least developed country (LDC) by 2026.

GLASGOW, Nov 12: China and Saudi Arabia are among a group of countries seeking to prevent the UN climate deal in Scotland from including language that opposes fossil fuel subsidies, according to two sources close to the negotiations.

LONDON, Oct 27: The United Nations called on Wednesday for the world's biggest economies to ensure net zero commitments made by financial institutions were robust, backed by science and ended financing for new fossil fuel projects.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Inspector General of Armed Police Force, Shailendra Khanal has said that the peace process can be made strong and successful only with the collective efforts and spirit of all of us.

Together You Reach Higher

August 4, 2021 16:23 pm

Tired of conflicts and wars, the world created the United Nations aimed at reaching a consensus on who are sovereign states. Although there are disputes regarding the UN memberships, necessitating revisions here and there, as a result of peaceful understanding among the parties concerned or a prevailing forceful de facto development, nations feel secure because of the presence of the common body.

BOGOTA/PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 10: Haiti has requested U.S. and U.N. security forces to help it protect key infrastructure like the airport and ports after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by foreign mercenaries, a government minister said on Friday.

NEW YORK, June 22: More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world and nearly 2,700 others were killed, the United Nations said on Monday.

CONGO, June 1: At least 55 people were killed overnight in two attacks on villages in eastern Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, in potentially the worst night of violence the area has seen in at least four years.

Call for international solidarity to bring life-saving aid to Nepal’s most vulnerable people and communities

NEW YORK, Feb 16: The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a U.N. spokesman said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The United Nations Nepal together with the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Israel, the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal (EU) and Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN) on Wednesday initiated a week-long educational outreach program on Holocaust with the youth of seven provinces in Nepal today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The United Nations has urged all relevant authorities to urgently follow due process and ensure that the perpetrator behind the rape and murder of a minor in Bardibas, Mahottari is held accountable.

KABUL, Oct 27: Nearly 6,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of the year as heavy fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents rages on despite efforts to find peace, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

GENEVA, Oct 12: There has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events in the past 20 years, which are taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide and are on track to expand further, and Asia has been hardest-hit, the United Nations said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The United Nations in Nepal has urged the government of Nepal to take urgent action to address the increasing mental health problems in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 27: In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: While reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to peace, prosperity and justice, Prime Minister KP Sharma has called for strengthening the United Nations and empowering it as the centre of multilateralism to deal with the complex challenges the world is confronting today.

It’s time to reform the UN

May 17, 2020 15:30 pm

DOHA – The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many institutional weaknesses, but above all, it has shown that the United Nations is in urgent need of reform. In particular, the response of the World Health Organization – the UN’s global health agency – to the virus has revealed obvious shortcomings, which reflect a lack of international consensus and cooperation, as well as widespread protectionism on the part of its stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The inflow of remittance has begun to witness a sharp plunge. The tourism industry faces the biggest catastrophe in Nepal's recent history. And there is only a slim chance for the country's exports to grow any further.

GENEVA, March 30: Developing countries will need a $2.5 trillion support package this year to face the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a U.N. report said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Amid forecast of the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that the smoke from Australia's fires will make a full circuit around the world, there are concerns around the world if this would leave impact on other countries as well. Meteorologists and atmospheric scientists in Nepal, however, say there is no need to panic although there are some chances of receiving slightly visible effects in the sky over this Himalayan nation should the fire keep on razing at a dangerous pace.

The specter of war

January 9, 2020 08:15 am

Iran has announced that it is withdrawing from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Pulling out of the deal that was constraining its uranium enrichment is a clear sign that Iran is considering acquiring a nuclear weapon. This is a major blow to the nonviolent efforts initiated by the Obama administration to bring Iran’s nuclear-arms pursuit to its end. The assassination of Iran’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, essentially has put the countries on a volatile space.