The launch of State of the World's Children Report 2012
State of the World's Children Report 2012 : Children in an Urban World was launched amid a special function in Kathmandu on 5 March 2012. The Chief Guest was the Hon. Vice Chair of National Planning Commission, Mr. Deependra B. Kshetry who inaugurated the event by lighting a traditional lamp and also washing his hands with soap and water before he lit the lamp! The function which started off with the UNICEF Anthem- Lullaby- while dwelling on the main findings of the SOWC, stressed more on the situation of the urban children in Nepal.
Two children from eastern Nepal who attended the function, gave personal accounts of their lives, as well as the situation of children in the cities they come from : Biratnagar and Dharan. Aside from the the children, the Chief Guest Mr. Kshetry and UNICEF Representative Ms. Hanaa Singer, the Chairperson ofCoalition for Children as Zones of Peace & Child Protection Mr. Tarak Dhital gave a detailed account of the challenges facing urban children in Nepal.