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Schools as Zones of Peace program keeps conflict out of the classroom in Nepal | UNICEF USA

Rupa Joshi, UNICEF Forty participants from five conflict-affected countries participated in the ‘Schools as Zones of Peace’ seminar in Kathmandu, Nepal. © UNICEF Nepal/2012   KATHMANDU, Nepal (May 23, 2012) — Participants from five countries and various ministries and international NGOs gathered in Nepal last week to learn about the ‘Schools as Zones of Peace’ (SZOP) program. The countries were ...

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Slum flattened in Kathmandu; 1,500 evicted | Daily Times

* Angry residents throw stones at police carrying shields and batons * Many slum-dwellers flee, carrying clothes, furniture KATHMANDU: Residents of a slum in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu told on Wednesday how the homes they had lived in for up to 20 years were bulldozed to make way for a riverside park. About 1,500 people were forced out of their ...

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Accessibility to energy helps poverty reduction: Experts | The Himalayan Times

KATHMANDU: Improving energy accessibility helps reducing poverty, according to the experts. “The pilot project that has been operational in Nepal from today will be replicated in five other countries,” said director general of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sultan Hafeez Rahman, during the wind-solar hybrid power inauguration here today. “Energy fuels economic growth and poverty reduction,” he said, “reliable and ...

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ASIA: Boosting cities’ food resilience | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a necessity,” said Mariko Sato, chief ...

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Implement peace deal soon: NC | The Himalayan Times

KATHMANDU: A joint meeting of Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee and Parliamentary Party has urged the government, the Nepal Army, and the Special Committee (for supervision, integration and rehabilitation of Maoist combatants) to implement the 7-point peace deal inked between the UCPN- Maoist establishment faction and non-Maoist political actors, as soon as possible. For more on this story, visit: ...

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FILM: A question of trust – Nepal’s fragile peace | IRIN Global

As public discontent grows, Nepal appears to be on the road to crisis unless its political leaders can succeed in drafting a new constitution soon, experts say. Almost five years since a comprehensive peace agreement was signed between government forces and Maoist rebels – raising hopes of a new era of stability for the impoverished nation – Nepal risks deeper ...

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Nepal Buddhist Community Green Building Promotes Universal Peace, Serenity | United Trungram Buddhist Fellowship

LUMBINI, Nepal — On April 4, 2011, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Buddhist Master and Harvard Ph.D.) will preside over the grand opening of Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya — World Center for Peace and Unity, built as part of the international Lumbini Development Project in Nepal. (www.utbf.org/en/projects/dharmaprj/lumbini and www.lumbiniworld.org) The Lumbini Development Project is a large scale multinational construction project under the auspices ...

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Nepal goverment takes formal control of Maoist army – The Times of India

KATHMANDU: A week after the UN’s exit from Nepal’s peace process, the opposition Maoist party on Saturday handed over the second division of its People’s Liberation Army to the government in a symbolic gesture that indicated now nearly 20,000 combatants stand dissociated from the mother party and are ready to start a new life. Read more here: Nepal govt takes formal ...

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Maoists claim Nepal peace deal – Al Jazeera

The Nepali government and Maoist rebels have struck a deal which will lead to the formation of a new government within three months, the leader of the Maoist party has told Al Jazeera. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Maoist leader popularly known as Prachanda, said a consensus agreement has been reached regarding how to take the peace process forward. Read more ...

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