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UN to help create 12 thousand jobs for conflict hit people

To strengthen peace process in Nepal the United Nations has launched an employment programme in Kathmandu aimed at creating thousands of jobs for conflict affected people residing in southern part of the country.

world Updated: Jun 08, 2009 22:03 IST

To strengthen peace process in Nepal the United Nations has launched an employment programme in Kathmandu aimed at creating thousands of jobs for conflict affected people residing in southern part of the country.

Under the project, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will help 12,500 young people of Parsa and Rautahat districts of Terai to find work, according to a press release issued by the UN Office in Nepal.

"Too many of Nepal's young people find themselves passive bystanders while Nepal's historic transition takes place. At minimum, Nepal's economy needs to urgently create tens of thousands more opportunities for youth to unleash their productive potential," Robert Piper, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Nepal said.

"Through this project the United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal will help young people find work and support the nation's transition to stability and a more prosperous future", said Shenjie-Li, Director ILO.

The project aims to strengthen the peace process by providing productive opportunities for conflict affected youth, according to the United Nations Information Centre in Kathmandu.