Hon. Mr. Prakash Man Singh, Deputy Prime Minister and the leader of Nepalese delegation to the 70th Session of the UNGA, participated in the Global Leaders’ Meeting entitled “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action” jointly organized on the sidelines of the UNGA by the People’s Republic of China and the UN Women. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and H.E. Bann Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.
While thanking the People’s Republic of China and the UN Women for organizing the global leaders meeting coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister remarked that Nepal had made substantive efforts for the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women making it possible for women to realize their roles in all spheres of national life through the implementation of various policy as well as legal, institutional and administrative measures.
Referring to the recent promulgation of inclusive and democratic constitution in Nepal, the Deputy Prime Minister said that all the fundamental rights and freedoms of women were enshrined in the new constitution.
On the sidelines of the 70th UNGA earlier today, Hon. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Kristian Jensen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark. On the occasion, the two Foreign Ministers discussed various matters of mutual interest.
Later today, the Deputy Prime Minister;the Minister for Foreign Affairs;Mr. Narayan Gopal Malego, Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers; Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Acting Foreign Secretary; Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations and other members of the Nepalese delegation participated in a welcome programmeco-organized by various Nepalese community organizations in New York. The Hon. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Singh and the Foreign Minister Mr. Pandey addressed the programme and said that Nepal’s peace process had come to a logical conclusion with the promulgation of the new constitution fulfilling decades-long aspiration of the Nepali people for an inclusive and democratic constitution.
Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
27 September 2015