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.Updated: Sep 11, 2008 00:20 IST
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.