KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepal presented its second voluntary national review (VNR) report at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Monday.
‘Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to spare’ depicts the infamous status of our water bodies today. The picture of gurgling rivers that originate from the lofty mountains, reflecting the summer sun is perhaps becoming limited to our imagination. On World Wetlands day today, it has become more important now than ever to draw the attention of people and concerned stakeholders to our rivers, critical habitat for freshwater species. Despite the diverse values and the ecological services rivers provide to sustain life on earth, their conservation often remains a low priority.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Members of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly, the upper house of the federal parliament, have complained that the ministries concerned have failed to obey the committee's directives issued at different times.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The European Union in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching a project on Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) this week. This initiative is part of a follow-up of the previous assessment that found there was a need for improved coherence between migration, sustainable development, education and rural development.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17: As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations.
KATHMANDU, June 22: To achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), there will be an average investment requirement of Rs 2,024.8 billion per year until 2030, according to an estimate by the National Planning Commission (NPC).
In recognition of the significant role that charities and individuals have undertaken to alleviate human suffering and humanitarian crises, the UN General Assembly, under resolution A/RES/67/105PDF, has designated the 5th of September as the International Day of Charity. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, and the resolution is, in part, a tribute to her work and dedication to charitable causes.