Kathmandu, Sept 14: Leaders of different political parties representing in the Constituent Assembly (CA) have suggested the government to raise the issues strongly to strengthen the role of the United Nations (UN) for the interests of the small and developing nations.

Talking to RSS about Nepal’s priorities to be presented in the upcoming 69th UN General Assembly, the leaders said Nepal should urge for UN’s goodwill in the peace process and constitution writing as well as bringing in investment in Nepal.In the past, the international community had keenly watched UNMIN’s support to the peace process after the end of armed insurgency as well as constitution writing.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Upendra Yadav said that Nepal should take responsibility to strongly raise common concerns of landlocked and developing nations in the General Assembly.

“Climate change adaptation caused due to carbon emission from the developed nations, control of terrorism, democratic reforms in UN system and Nepal’s contribution to world peace should be raised strongly,” Yadav said.Nepal should also fully utilize the opportunity for the implementation of the issues, he added.

Similarly, former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Prakash Saran Mahat said that Nepal should get respect and position for its support to peacekeeping mission from the UN. He also said that the UN General Assembly should be used to receive support by the developing nations as committed in the past.

Dr Mahat said Nepal should urge the international community for investment during the time the nation was heading to the path of economic prosperity after promulgation of new constitution by concluding the peace process.

Likewise, UCPN (Maoist) leader Ram Karki said that the UN’s role should be made effective by the developing countries like Nepal to give its ownership to all adding that the role of the UN was shrinking in the world politics in the recent days.

“UN’s role played in Nepal’s peace process is praiseworthy. Nepal should raise the voices through the General Assembly to bring in investment for Nepal’s development,” Karki said.

Talking to RSS, Chairman of Nepal Workers Peasants Party Narayanman Bijukchhe said UN’s role should be made more effective to stop the incidents of interference and violence being carried out in different Middle-East countries.

Similarly, General Secretary of CPN (ML) CP Mainali said Nepal should put the issues like climate change, democratization of UN bodies and control of terrorism in the General Assembly.
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