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Nepal, Now 34th Member of ‘UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs’

Nepal joins the list of 33 countries from different regions who have already been elected



Nepal, Now 34th Member of ‘UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs’

Nepal has made another milestone achievement in the global arena. This time, at the United Nations level!

In a latest move, the United Nations has elected Nepal as a member of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), a division under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

According to Nepal’s Permanent Mission to UN in New York, Nepal has been elected from the  Asia-Pacific region for the 2020-2023 term in an election held at the UN Headquarters.


With this, Nepal joins the list of 33 countries from different regions who have been elected, alongside China, Pakistan, Thailand, Japan, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in the Asia-Pacific.

In the election held earlier today, Nepal garnered a total of 54 valid votes from the all 54 ECOSOC member nations.

The new entry boosts Nepal’s efforts to fight drug trafficking and related crimes under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961, which the country has signed in 2003 and ratified in 2011 alongside 186 states.

“This is yet another opportunity for Nepal to work closely with the international community in the fight against illicit narcotic drugs,” said the Nepal Mission in UN, in an official statement.

It is noteworthy that Nepal has made its entry into many global institutions in the recent past, especially across UN bodies, in 2017-18 period, as:

  • Member of Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for the term 2019-2021 in 2018
  • Member of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) for the term 2019-2022
  • Chair of the Committee on Conferences for the year 2018
  • Member to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2018-2020 in 2017
  • Bandana Rana of Nepal as the Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2016

The Himalayan nation is also preparing for the Human Rights Council elections for the term
2021-23 and CEDAW for the term 2021-24, which are scheduled for 2020.

Further, Nepal is also expected to contest in ECOSOC election in 2023 for the term 2024-26.


Great going the Himalayan nation. Nepali Sansar wishes the Himalayan country more and more such grand entries at the global level, across bilateral and multilateral bodies.

Stay tuned for more interesting updates!

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