KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Although Nepal has instantly failed to realize economic benefits largely in the aftermath of the country’s transformation into a federal republic, it has been able to mitigate some of the major factors behind community vulnerability, the UNDP said in its latest report.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: UNDP has announced the winners of the 14th Equator Prize, recognizing ten Indigenous peoples and local communities from ten countries including Nepal on the occasion of the International Day of World’s Indigenous People. Nepal’s Tergar Charity Nepal (TCN) has won the prestigious prize.

SYANGJA, July 19: Who even likes garbage? As soon as they see some garbage, they walk with their noses closed from three miles away, but the Mayor of Syangja, Waling, Krishna Khand, looks at garbage with admiring eyes. That's why, when he sees a pile of garbage somewhere, he says, "Wow, garbage!" "I see bountiful crops in the rotting garbage," he said, "I see cash in non-perishable garbage."

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Human Development Index (HDI) declined globally for the past two years due to impacts of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine back-to-back, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reports.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), headquartered in Nepal, has partnered to promote sustainable development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan countries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Government of People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly handed over medical and waste-management related supplies to the Rapti Provincial Hospital, in Tulsipur, Dang amid a special handover ceremony.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched the Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery Project (STLRP).

KATHMANDU, August 6: The Government of People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly launched a new initiative in Nepal to support the country in COVID-19 response by improving the healthcare waste management system, under the framework of China’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF).

KATHMANDU, July 27: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five municipalities across the country have launched a joint initiative to improve the municipal waste management system. The venture will create 1,500 green jobs for the most vulnerable groups, and especially women from the selected municipalities.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ncell Axiata Limited have entered into a partnership to promote sustainable development solutions, including through promotion of cycling for healthy lives and cities in Nepal. UNDP Resident Representative Ayshanie Medagangoda Labe and Ncell CEO Andy Chong signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) virtually to this effect on June 4.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has underscored the need for redefining human progress that takes into account countries’ carbon dioxide emissions and material footprint on top of traditionally used parameters of human development.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Nepal attained a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.587 in 2019, an inch up from the index of 0.579 in 2018.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: A new report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United National Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins of Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and India.

KATHMANDU, April 30 : The United Nations has urged governments around the world to dramatically overhaul policies and invest in public health, economic stimulus, social safety nets and affordable internet access to help their countries recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), the focal agency for renewable energy promotion in the country under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a US$ 1.5 million agreement to promote renewable energy in Nepal.

Localizing SDGs

October 26, 2019 00:00 am

If more distressed countries can work on localizing the SDGs, so can Nepal

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The United Nations Development Programme has launched the Accelerator Lab to help Nepal identify, test and scale innovative solutions to emerging development challenges facing the country and the world today.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal has emphasized the need for renewed commitment to global partnership and coordinated aid to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

KATHMANDU, May 17: Newly-appointed United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nepal, Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labe presented her letters of credence to Minister for Foreign Minister Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, at the latter's office on Thursday.

Reduce inequality within and among countries

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The government, UNDP and the UK's Department for International Development in Nepal (DfID) have signed an agreement to support climate-vulnerable rural municipalities in three provinces -- Province 5, Karnali province and Province 7 -- to design and implement climate resilient development initiatives.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Qatar Red Crescent and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal today signed an agreement to rehabilitate and rebuild community infrastructure and facilities in Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal’s marquee cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) Pvt. Ltd. has join hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a partnership for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: The Government of India is supporting reconstruction of 50,000 houses in earthquake affected districts of Gorkha and Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: China has partnered with UNDP Nepal to provide US$ 4 million to support recovery efforts in the tarai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have announced to provide an additional 1.6 million euros grant as part of their electoral assistance to Nepal to reinforce their cooperation with the Election Commission of Nepal.