October 30, 2017
Nepal shared its key achievements regarding women rights and overall welfare at a recently-held United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate.
The UNSC debate on Women, Peace and Security, held in New York on October 27, 2017, was presided over by France (the rotating president of the Council for October 2017) and witnessed the participation of ministers and senior-level representatives from the UNSC member states.
In his address, the Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shanker Das Bairagi highlighted the role played by Nepal towards promotion and protection of women rights since the time the country adopted the UNSC Resolution 1325 in 2006.
Das pitched for more women engagement in conflict and post-conflict peacebuilding operations.
On the occasion, the Nepali diplomat updated the Security Council on Nepal’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security in line with the UNSC Resolutions 1325 and 1820.
Lauding the President of General Assembly (PGA) Miroslav Lajcak for holding various high-level meetings on key global issues, Das also urged PGA to prioritize the key objectives in favor of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs).
After peace process, socio-economic transformation is on top of Nepal’s national agenda for the future, Das informed.
In response, PGA hoped Nepal would achieve its targets with major focus on peacekeeping and other key initiatives.
PGA also informed about upcoming high-level sessions that would focus on water, youth, financing for development and conflict prevention. Migration, climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were among other key issues discussed at the debate.
Nepali Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Durga Prasad Bhattarai was also present at this open debate.