New York (America), Sept 25: Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh has arrived in New York, US leading a Nepali delegation in course of attending the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey is also the part of the delegation.
Deputy Prime Minister Singh and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pandey were received by Permanent Representative of Nepal Mission to the United Nations Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Deputy Permanent Representative Sewa Lamsal, mission employees and non-resident Nepali in US at the JFK Airport in New York.
The DPM Singh-led Nepali delegation has arrived here today from Doha of Qatar. DPM Singh is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on October 1.
DPM Singh is also set to participate in several programmes taking place during the general assembly. He will attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters that is to formally adopt new sustainable development goals.
Likewise, he will be attending a high-level roundtable discussion on “South-South Cooperation under the framework of the post-2015 programme” to be organized by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese President Xi Jingping.
The Nepali delegation with DPM Singh would participate in a meeting on ‘Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: Commitment to Action’ to be organized by Chinese President Xi Jingping and the UN Women.
Similarly, Nepal would also attend the high-level peace conference to be organized by US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The head of the states and the governments of the countries contributing troops and peacekeepers to the UN peace building missions in conflict-ridden countries would attend the conference.
Nepal is the sixth largest contributors of peacekeepers for different conflict-hit countries across the globe. So far over 100,000 Nepal Army peacekeepers have been involved in the peacekeeping mission in conflict-torn countries at the call of the UN.
On the occasion, Nepal would emphatically impart the message of constitution promulgation through the historical Constituent Assembly for the first time. Nepal would call for cooperation for the post-earthquake reconstruction and would raise shared problems of terrorism and poverty and climate change in the main and sideline events.
The United Nations established for promoting peace, development and human rights across the globe now has 192 members. Nepal became the member of UN in December 14, 1955 and has completed the journey of 60 years.