The Last Briefing by Ian Martin

Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Nepal speaks at the Meeting of the Security Council on 16 January 2009 The request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process Mr President, This is the tenth and last time I am briefing the Council on the assistance ofContinue reading “The Last Briefing by Ian Martin”

Ian Martin of UNMIN Speaks to the Press

The UN Secretary-General will visit Nepal latter this month, is spokesperson said Thursday. While in Nepal, the Secretary-General will meet with the President, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and members of the Constituent Assembly. The Secretary-General will also visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the spokesperson said. Ian Martin, Special Representative of theContinue reading “Ian Martin of UNMIN Speaks to the Press”

Ian Martin: Too Many Challenges Ahead for Nepal

Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal at a press conference at the Reporter’s Club, Kathmandu today. The following is the transcript provided by his office: Introduction (in Nepali) by Rishi Dhamala, President of the Reporters’ Club. Ian Martin: Thank you, Rishi. I could not understand your introduction, but you are usually over generous. AndContinue reading “Ian Martin: Too Many Challenges Ahead for Nepal”

UN Report on Progress of Nepal Peace Process

Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process Part I of II [Here is the II part.] I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1796 (2008), by which the Council, following the request of the Government of NepalContinue reading “UN Report on Progress of Nepal Peace Process”

Comrade Prachanda, Please Respond to Him. (But Don't Take Physical Action)

PLA deserter Kul Prasad Bhattarai aka Kusum claims 1,000 combatants fled cantonments. He accused the camp leadership of embezzling money allocated by the government for the combatants and camp management. “They haven’t even provided the salary and allowances released by the government in our name,” he said. Pic by Binod Tripathi By Binod Tripathi BHARATPUR-Continue reading “Comrade Prachanda, Please Respond to Him. (But Don't Take Physical Action)”

Verification Conundrum: Inside Story of Why Maoists Stopped the Process

After stalling the verification process for their combatants for weeks the Maoists have finally agreed to resume it, but when it will actually resume remains uncertain still. By Ameet Dhakal [There might be rift between the Badal-Kiran and Prachanda-Baburam factions in the Maoist Party]. The on again off again verification of Maoist combatants is onlyContinue reading “Verification Conundrum: Inside Story of Why Maoists Stopped the Process”

Time for Meeting As Madhav Nepal and Prachanda Have Changed Their Tone

Madhav Nepal and Prachanda of UML and Maoist respectively have finally shown the signs that they have cooled down or are in the serious process of doing so. Ever since the election commission expressed its inability to hold elections in June, both communist leaders had lost the control of themselves and were in full swingContinue reading “Time for Meeting As Madhav Nepal and Prachanda Have Changed Their Tone”