UN agency to boost women empowerment in Nepal

UN Women Nepal, with the strength of two dozen staff, will be headed by a country director to be appointed by the world body.

Kathmandu: UN Women Nepal, the world
body`s key agency for boosting gender equality and women
empowerment in the country, aims to step up efforts to
eliminate discrimination against females here.

UN Women Nepal, with the strength of two dozen staff,
will be headed by a country director to be appointed by the
world body.

The UN Women Nepal will seek greater collaboration
with partners to further strengthen the work on gender
equality and women?s empowerment, said Sangita Thapa, the
Programme Coordinator of United Nations Fund for Women
(UNIFEM).

The UN Women will among other issues, work for the
elimination and discrimination against women and girls,
empowerment of women, achievement of equality between women
and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human
rights, humanitarian action and peace and security, she said
at a press meet organized to bid farewell to UNIFEM.

UN Women, which was created by General Assembly in
July to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women
worldwide, will be operational from January 1 that would
coordinate all activities related to promoting women’s rights
and welfare by the world body.

UNIFEM has now ceased to exist as the new body has
become operational.

PTI

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