KATHMANDU, July 9: A parliamentary team today left for New York, the USA, to participate in a high-level political forum to be held there.

As people across the world become more conscious of the harmful impacts of fossil fuels on the environment, their interest in renewable energy as a sustainable alternative is bound to grow. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower have the potential to substitute fossil fuels and contribute to the transition to a more sustainable future. Renewable energy fosters social and economic growth, besides solving environmental challenges.

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, 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.


February 2, 2020 09:16 am

‘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.

Upper House members riled at ministries

January 13, 2020 15:23 pm

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Independent Power Producers' Association, Nepal (IPPAN) is organizing the 7th Power Summit 2019 in Kathmandu on November 21-22.

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).

RUPANDEHI, Nov 26: With the long-term vision of achieving sustainable development, Province 5 has lately started formulating a five-year work plan.

International Day of Charity 2018

September 5, 2018 13:15 pm

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.

BENIN, Aug 22: Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas -- and cash.