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Tony Lake visited UNICEF Nepal Country Office and had interactions with the Staff

© UNICEF Nepal/2012/CSKarki
executive director Tony Lake being welcomed in a traditional style by NCO staff

12 January 2012, Kathmandu, The UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake was received by the Nepal country office staff today afternoon, most of whom were dressed in their different ethnic traditional attire.  This was intended to allow Mr Lake a glimpse into the rich ethnic diversity that exists in Nepal.

During the event, different programme section representatives made short presentations about their work which was observed by the Executive Director. The former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Mr. Kul Gautam, Nepal Representative of UNICEF Ms. Hanaa Singer and the Regional Director of UNICEF Dan Toole also gave their remarks.

© UNICEF Nepal/2012/CSKarki
ED experiencing a women's hardship who fetch water for their families everyday walking for hours

There was a short introductory documentary about UNICEF's work in Nepal and a drama performance was shown by children from Achham, one of the most remote districts of the country. Mr Lake also answered some of the questions put forward by children and young people through the UNICEF supported radio programme Saathi Sanga Manka Kura (SSMK) before departing to prepare for his field visit tomorrow.



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