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Sujata lauds UN support
 

Kathmandu, Oct 25 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sujata Koirala said Monday that the continued support of the United Nations and the international community was needed to enhance the country’s development capabilities on a sustainable basis.

"We are determined to take the peace process to a logical conclusion and draft a suitable constitution so as to ensure sustainable peace and stability," she said, adding, "We need consistent support and cooperation of the international community including the United Nations to enhance our development capabilities on sustainable basis."

The Foreign Minister made the remark speaking at a talk programme on ‘Strengthening the Role of UN for Peace and Development’ jointly organized by United Nations Association of Nepal and Russian Center for Science and Culture on the occasion of 65th day of establishment of the UN.

As a country passing through a critical phase of post-conflict transition towards democracy and democratic institution building, Nepal fully deserves special consideration and international support, she stressed.

She lauded the UN support saying ‘Our nationally-driven peace process that began with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord in November 2006 has been getting consistent support from the UN’.

The role of the UN is particularly critical in areas of peace, justice, development, conflict resolution, codification and development of international law, management of international goods, humanitarian assistance, protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and good governance, climate change and environment, disarmament and non-proliferation, countering terrorism, the Deputy PM said.

With a view to achieving these core objectives and confronting new challenges in international relation, the world body needs to be further strengthened and reorganized to better reflect the current reality to make it a ore viable and efficient organization, she said.

She also highlighted on the country’s contribution to the world body saying ‘we are now the fifth largest troop contributing country. The international community has been appreciative of Nepal’s constant contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security through the UN.’

Saying that peace and development were two sides of a coin, she maintained that the country has kept up its foreign policy corresponding to the UN charter for the last six decades.

Robert Piper, UN resident coordinator, pointed out that different agencies of the UN were working for peace and development in the country.

"Nepal is one of the few countries in which the UN engaged in such a large scale," he said, adding, "Peace and development need to be reorganized more profoundly here."

Yadav Kant Silwal, former general secretary of SAARC, assessed that Nepal’s relations to the UN had been productive and positive all along.

Prof. Jaya Raj Acharya, former ambassador, said that people should shoulder responsibility for peace and development. "Unless we feel our responsibility for peace and development, the UN cannot help us much."

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