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MINISTER PANDEY ADDRESSES 29TH SPECIAL SESSION UNDER THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Kathmandu, Sept 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey addressed the 29th Special Session of the United Nation (UN) General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 (ICPD).

Addressing the Session on Monday, the Minister stated that Nepal has been implementing a long term population perspective plan (2010-2031) to main stream population and development issues in national and sub-national development policies, plans and programmes.

The Minister underlined that the elimination of poverty should be at the core of all efforts in the people-centric development. He further said that the population and development activities should be matched by means of Implementation through multi-stakeholder participation and the special needs of the LDCs should be given due attention.

Stressing on the roles played by migrant workers in the development of the countries of destination and origin, he called for appreciation of their roles and highlighted the need to adopt suitable measures to protect fundamental rights.

High level representatives from UN member states addressed the special session.Earlier on Monday, the opening ceremony of another high-level meeting of the general assembly in the World conference on indigenous peoples (WCIP) was held. Minister Pandey is scheduled to deliver a statement on Tuesday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        source RSS

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