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07 Apr 2011 description

Nepal, with a population of approximately 29 million, is a federal democratic republic. The political system is based on the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063 (of 2007), with a prime minister as the chief executive, and the 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA), which is responsible for drafting a new constitution. After failing to deliver a new constitution on May 28, as required by the interim constitution, the CA extended its deadline for one additional year.

14 Aug 2008 description
report Mercy Corps

- Grant will fund food and agriculture programs in five countries

- Agency expands work to feed the hungry, help poor farmers and educate Americans

August 14, 2008 - Portland, OR - The global relief and development agency Mercy Corps has been awarded a $2.7-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance its food crisis response efforts.

24 Aug 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Dix ans après que la communauté internationale se soit engagée à éliminer le fléau des mines antipersonnel, les Nations Unies peuvent se prévaloir de plusieurs réalisations collectives : les mines et les restes explosifs de guerre font de moins en moins de victimes; plusieurs aspects essentiels d'un cadre juridique international renforcé ont été mis en oeuvre; on a expressément reconnu l'importance de l'égalité des sexes et des droits des personnes handicapées dans l'ensemble du domaine de la lutte antimines; et les nombreux partenaires engagés dans la …

11 May 2007 description

New York, 11 May 2007- The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its recommendations on the situations in Sri Lanka and in Nepal and examined the Secretary General's reports on Somalia and Uganda yesterday.

Ms. Coomaraswamy, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict welcomes the recommendations adopted by the Working Group. "These recommendations send a strong message to the LTTE, a repeat offender who has been on the Secretary General's list of violators for four years and to the Karuna faction-TMVP.