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President of Nepal fetes the Singing Nun as UNICEF’s Nepal’s National Ambassador
Ani Choying Drolma, who is more famously known as the “singing nun” from this Himalayan country, was recently launched as UNICEF’s National Ambassador in Nepal.

Vigilance is key to keeping polio out of Nepal
Sensitive surveillance and strong routine immunization have kept Nepal polio-free

Free Concert Against Violence On Women’s Day Rocks Nepal
The energy in the audience and among the performers was palpable. Dust rose in the air as thousands of men, women, adolescents and children jumped and danced to the music of 21 female artists.

Nepal to integrate social and financial education in the national curriculum
Nepal is one of the four nations worldwide rolling out an initiative to integrate aspects of Child Social and Financial Education (CSFE) in the national curriculum.

Nepal declares its first child friendly VDC
Pragatinagar of Nawalparasi district in southern Nepal was declared as the first child friendly VDC in Nepal in line with government's National Strategy on Child Friendly Local Governance (CFLG).

Career expo held for persons with disabilities
A career expo was organized to mark the 22nd International Day of the Persons with Disabilities.

Nepal inducts Cricket Captain as National Champion for Nutrition and Sanitation
Paras named 1000 golden days and hand washing champion

Nepal launches Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan in Jumla District
The Government of Nepal launched the Multi-sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) in Jumla, a rural district in Mid-West Nepal. The plan was prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC), with lead technical support..

Achham District in Far-West Nepal sets a date with destiny
One of the poorest districts in the country where every household has built a toilet to stop Open Defecation

UNICEF Afghanistan Goodwill Ambassador bowls over hearts and wickets in Kathmandu
Former captain of Afghan National Team says sports and education are vital for development and peace

Children: Agents of Change!
Every single day, come rain, shine or wind, they have to rush to the forest. A toilet – something that we so often take for granted – is a luxury to them

Sundarpur Notebook: It’s official – Open Defecation Free and clear
Life took a turn the day a toilet was installed in the home of Pratima Dhamala, 13. She was 11 years old then and sick and tired and sometimes scared of going into the back yard to relieve herself.

Textbooks and Scholarships, Major Education Bottlenecks
The Nepal Government has been providing free textbooks and scholarships on a mass scale under the School Sector Reform Programme (SSRP). The provision first started with grades 1- 5, gradually extending to grade 8 and then...

UNICEF Nepal Celebrates 23rd National Children's Day
Rohini, who had to walk over an hour to attend the event due to a half day banda (closure), rightly questioned why children can’t even enjoy one full day designated for them in a year

Countries learn from Nepal's 'Schools as Zones of Peace' programme
The countries were either recovering from conflict or were currently enduring conflicts, intra-border, intra-ethnic or otherwise.

Children and women hardest hit by climate change
Apa & Dawa Sherpa started walking the 1700 km Great Himalayan Trail in mid-January, and still have a month long trek ahead of them.

UNICEF supports campaign to battle third largest killer of Nepalese children
Ani Choying Drolma, who is more famously known as the “singing nun” from this Himalayan country, was recently launched as UNICEF’s National Ambassador in Nepal.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake lauds the role of women and children during Nepal visit
On his first visit to Nepal, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake lauded the role played by Nepalese women and children in trying to better their lives.

Temporary Learning Centres; a boon for Schools hit by earthquake
Bindu and Sunita, fifth graders in Sumnima Primary School expressed happiness regarding their new classroom which has good air circulation and enough light for studying.

Celebrating 8th FCHV day in Kathmandu
Chief Guest Dr. Sudha Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population officially launched the event. In her remarks, Dr. Sharma appreciated UNICEF's consistent contribution to empower FCHVs in Nepal since its initial years.

UNICEF Representative opens children's memorial peace park in Nepal
The Children's Memorial Peace Park is established and dedicated to the memory of the hundreds of innocent children who were killed during the decade long conflict in Nepal.

South Asian parliamentarians meet in Kathmandu to consult on equity and girls' education
Parliamentarians and government officials from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives, and representatives from UNICEF and United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) participated the meeting.

Kaski becomes first district to be free of open defecation in Nepal
It was an event bursting with energy and colour. Green banners with ' Kaski the First Open Defecation Free district in Nepal- Our Pride' slogan were seen everywhere.

Minefield free at last !
As the monsoon clouds swirled over the top of Phulchowki hill, in the south western rim of the Kathmandu valley, two loud explosions rent the air.

UNICEF and Save the Children - Working together against child poverty
"Imagine we are in a boxing ring, fighting a very powerful opponent, child poverty, it makes so much more sense to have another boxer in the ring punching at the same enemy," said Will Parks, UNICEF Representative a.i.

Urban Out-of-school Programme gives a new hope for the working children in Nepal
Every day, Tara gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning and helps her step-mother with household chores and babysits her young brother while the mother is busy cooking meals for the family

Adolescents in Achham launch this year’s State of the World’s Children Report in their own special way
For two days, in individual and mixed groups, adolescents had discussed issues that they thought were impacting their lives.

Visual Impairment is no barrier: Howzzat?
The noisy ball came rolling down the pitch and Muna Aryal readied herself and swept her bat when she thought the ball was close enough and guided it past the fielders into the slips.

ECD networks help in ensuring the quality of the centre in Tanahu of Nepal
In Tanahu district, there are 314 ECD centres, established by the communities and schools under the support from District Education Office (DEO), UNICEF, and other development partners.

Inter-faith leaders advocate for breastfeeding in Nepal
Marking the recent World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, representatives of various religious faiths joined hands with UNICEF Nepal in advocating better lives for children around the globe.

Micronutrient supplementation brings new hope for children in Nepal
In Nepal, about one out of every two children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition, which often results in stunting.

Economic empowerment through masonry training
Under the scorching heat of July, Palas Devi B.K is busy mixing concrete, cement and sand in a school compound at Haripur village in Nepal’s Saptari district

Children in rural Nepal benefit from child-friendly learning method
Nabin Primary School, like many other schools in Kavre and a few other districts of Nepal, has undergone a transformation after it adapted the child-friendly teaching learning approach

In rural Nepal, new birthing centres make pregnancy and childbirth safer
HUMLA, Nepal, 25 May 2010 – Humla district, in Nepal’s mountainous north-west, is one of the most remote places on the planet.

Menstrual hygiene helps make school a better place for girls
Kapilvastu, 24 March 2010 - Maya Devi, a teacher at Sitalbox Lower Secondary School in Kapilbastu District, has started something new in her school to encourage more girls to stay in school full time.

Joining hands for the children of Nepal
"Our two agencies work for the same cause, in the same country, guided by the same underlying principles of the CRC, so I think this union of two agencies that are working for the best interest of children in Nepal

‘SMS 4400’a ‘SMS 4400’ - toll free SMS service for young people in Nepal
"Four... four... zero... zero!" "Four.. four.. zero.. zero!" This was the chant that reverberated in the air, as young people and old competed with each other in dancing and belting out various versions of the number "4400" at the launch of UNICEF's SMS

National Disaster Preparedness and Pre-Monsoon Planning Workshop takes place in Nepal
Nepal is prone to various types of natural disasters mainly due to its rugged and steep topography and fragile geological condition

Nepal sets goals to combat child malnutrition
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 16 March 2010 – High level policymakers and international aid agencies met in Kathmandu this month to establish goals ensuring that Nepalese children get enough to eat

Parliamentarians from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Cambodia commit to maternal and child health, and immunization
Kathmandu, 11 February 2010 - More than a hundred Nepali parliamentarians and representatives from the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Cambodia gathered this week in Kathmandu

The last young soldiers from the Maoist Army head off into new lives
Rolpa, Nepal,11 February 2010 – The setting -- high up in the hills of this rugged and remote rebel territory high up in the hills of Rolpa

Conclusion of discharge of young Maoist combatants in Nepal is crucial for the peace process
Kathmandu, 9 February 2010 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

First group of Maoist child soldiers begin process to rejoin civilian life in Nepal
SINDHULI DISTRICT, Nepal, 8 January 2010 - In a flurry of colour, flowers and blessings, a group of some 200 former child soldiers

Training local journalists to cover women’s and children’s issues in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 27 July 2009 – Remote and unspoiled wildernesses abounds in this unquestionably beautiful country

Clubs in Nepal teach children about their rights
BIRATNAGAR, Nepal, 5 August 2009 – Reshmi Chaudhary, 16, is a very busy young woman. She works six days per week, 11 hours per day as a housekeeper

On World Day against Child Labour, one Nepali girl's story of a fresh start
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 12 June 2009 – Maya Waiba was still shy of her 10th birthday when a labour contractor in her impoverished village in the south of Nepal promised her parents that she would receive a decent salary and an education in Kathmandu

Saving lives and limbs through mine clearance and mine-risk education in Nepal
GULMI, Nepal, 21 July 2009 – In the scorching midday heat, the de-miners of the Nepalese Army are busy clearing mines at Wamitaksar

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyangi visits Nepal
CHITWAN, Nepal, 9 June 2009 – Just days after being honoured for her 25 years of dedicated service to the world’s children as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi made her 29th trip

Food and fuel crises hit poorest families the hardest in Nepal
MUGU DISTRICT, Nepal, 18 May 2009 – Sitting in the smoke-blackened main room of her tiny house on a steep, parched hillside in Sawa Khola village, Nawa Dumchi Bikar is a worried woman

Private-sector partners say we can to support children affected by AIDS in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 13 May 2009 – Eight private organizations joined the growing partnership, ‘Universal Access for Children Affected by AIDS in Nepal’ (UCAAN)

Viewing children's rights from every angle: UNICEF Executive Board members in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 16 April 2009 – In a country that boasts the best views on earth, the Himalayas were covered in a spring haze for the visit of UNICEF's Executive Board members to Nepal

Learning the child-friendly way at UNICEF-supported schools in Nepal
SUNSARI, Nepal, 19 March 2009 – It's the start of a typical day for first graders in the Kachana Mahadev Secondary School as they happily sing a rhyme

Football match raises HIV and AIDS awareness
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 1 December 2008 – On World AIDS Day, the national sports stadium of Nepal filled with messages about the disease



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