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”

Status of the United Nations Mission in Nepal

Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process Continued from previous blog (Part II of II) III. Status of the United Nations Mission in Nepal 17. As at 24 April 2008, a total of 968 of the authorized 1,048 personnel had been recruited toContinue reading “Status of the United Nations Mission in 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”

UNMIN, Preparing to Say Bye Bye Nepal, Establishes End-of-Mission Task Force

With 74 days remaining for its mandate to expire the United Nations Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) has started preparations to move out of Nepal. UNMIN chief Ian Martin wrote a letter on Thursday 8th May to his staffs at the agency telling them that “It is now necessary to plan towards the end of theContinue reading “UNMIN, Preparing to Say Bye Bye Nepal, Establishes End-of-Mission Task Force”

Everyone Wants To “Volunteer” For UN

Anjila Mul, 22, and Sujita Amatya, 22, who got Bachelors in Science (Environmental Science) degree from Biswo Niketan College a few days ago, had gone to the “exhibition” hoping to get recruited as volunteer or explore opportunities in volunteering. “The focus is in the UN of course,” said Anjila, left, “because that’s world wide.” [HereContinue reading “Everyone Wants To “Volunteer” For UN”

Ian Martin Q and A

Ian Martin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, talks to journalists in a press conference in Kathmandu today. Transcript by United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Shirish Ballav Pradhan, Press Trust of India: Who do you blame for the postponement of the Constituent Assembly election? Do you think that the election would now beContinue reading “Ian Martin Q and A”