September 11, 2017
The Government of Nepal has invited two UN Special Rapporteurs to take a stock of human rights situation in Nepal and report them back to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
According to the Nepali Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the Ministry has already written to UNHRC in Geneva to send two special rapporteurs to analyze rights issues in Nepal pertaining to food and women violence.
The Ministry also welcomed UN’s official check on issues related to migration.
The special official on food-related rights would assess Nepal in terms of UN’s Right to Food that demands regular, permanent and unrestricted access to food in sufficient quantity and adequate quality.
Whereas, the other official would assess rights violation and violence against women, related causes and consequences, in Nepal.
This will be conveyed to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights through Nepal’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva today, said the Ministry in its yesterday’s release.
Prior to this, UNHRC had asked Nepal regarding sending of its special rapporteurs to the country. However, Nepal did not approve UN’s request due to internal issues.