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Nepal elected member of UN women executive board

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has been elected as a member of the executive board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

This is the first time that Nepal has made it to the UN Women since its establishment in 2010. Nepal’s term in the UN Women will be from 2019 to 2021.

Other countries like neighboring India and Bangladesh, and Mongolia and Saudi Arabia have already become member of the UN Women.

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Likewise, Nepal has been elected member of the United Nations Commission on the Science and Technology for Development.

Its term in the Commission will be three years. Other members from the Asia Pacific Region include China, Thailand and Iran.

Nepal got 52 out of 53 valid votes cast by 54 members of the Coordination and Management Meeting of the Economic and Social Council, according to a press note released by the UN.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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