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UNDP Nepal and the UN

Today, 203 staff and service contract holders, 32 percent of whom are women, work with Nepal to meet the objectives of the agency as set out by the Country Programme Action Plan, in collaboration with the Government of Nepal. 

UNDP, as part of the UN family, works jointly with several agencies to tackle issues in Nepal that span different agency mandates. UNDP works with FAO, ILO, IOM, UNCDF, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHabitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNV and UNWomen. Joint programmes include migration development, gender equality and women’s rights, human rights, land tenure issues, environmental sustainability, and more.

In 2016, UNDP led and co-chaired several UN working groups on special areas to promote a One-UN approach; namely: Gender, Youth, Communications, HIV, and the SDGs. The efforts of these groups culminated in several key outputs, including a unified public awareness campaign of 16 Days to End Violence Against Women and Girls; the SDG roadshow bringing SDG awareness to communities across the country; the formulation of the 2020 vision to end HIV in Nepal; among other achievements.

To do our part in combatting the effects of climate change, UNDP undertook small, but powerful, changes to its offices. All lighting was changed to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, a costcutting and environmentally friendly upgrade. Furthermore, the UN House was outfitted with solar power panels. All these initiatives contributed to US$ 4,000 reduction in cost and removing the dependency on diesel-fueled generators.

UNDP’s work is coordinated with 15 other UN agencies in Nepal through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which is set to expire in 2017. In preparation of a new UN country framework, and UNDP’s new country programme, a thorough review was conducted in 2016 to assess the impact of the plan and to inform the direction of the new five-year plan set to begin in 2018.

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