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Home / World / UN gives new Nepal Govt $10 million

UN gives new Nepal Govt $10 million

The United Nations (UN) has approved $10 million in assistance to Nepal for peace-building, reports Anirban Roy.

world Updated: Sep 11, 2008, 00:20 IST
Anirban Roy
Anirban Roy
Hindustan Times

The United Nations (UN) has approved $10 million in assistance to Nepal for peace-building.

Ian Martin, special representative of the UN Secretary General and chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), said the peace-building contribution would be of great importance to Nepal.

“With the elections behind us, we have entered a complex period of transition in Nepal, and people have high expectations,” said Martin, adding that two-thirds of Nepal’s population lives on less than two dollars a day.

“Strengthening insurgency-ravaged Nepal’s capacity to sustain peace is a priority area for peace-building assistance,” Robert Piper, the UN Resident Coordinator in Kathmandu said.

More than 20 United Nations agencies came together in consultation with partners to review the peace-building challenges ahead in Nepal, and the possible contributions the UN system could make as the peace process enters its next phase, Martin informed.

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