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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
5 injured in Panchthar accident
PANCHTHAR — At least five persons have sustained injuries in an accident that took place at Falelung Rural Municipality-6 in Panchthar district on Saturday evening.
The injured were identified as Ward Chair Sujata Bantawa, Director at Deep Jyoti Youth Club, Sunil Bantawa, club members, Dipak Rai and Raj Kumar Rai and driver Ramesh Rai, according to police.
All injured have been taken to Panchthar District Hospital for treatment.
Slippery road condition caused by the rain led to the accident, police informed.Follow @gorkhapost