Kathmandu, April 17
Nepal has been elected a member of the Executive Board of the UN Women, the United Nations agency for gender equality and women empowerment.
This is the first time that Nepal has made it to the UN Women since its establishment in 2010. Nepal’s term in the UN Women will be from 2019 to 2021.
Other countries including India, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia have already become member of the UN Women.
Likewise, Nepal has been elected member of the United Nations Commission on the Science and Technology for Development. Its term in the Commission will be three years. Other members from the Asia Pacific Region include China, Thailand and Iran.
Nepal got 52 out of 53 valid votes cast by 54 members of the Coordination and Management Meeting of the Economic and Social Council, according to a press note released by the UN.
Published on April 17th, Tuesday, 2018 3:50 PM
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