International Women's Day 2014: "Equality for Women Means Better Progress for All"
On March 8, 2014 the world is celebrating International Women's Day with this year's theme highlighting the importance of women and gender equality as agents of economic and social development. This emphasis comes in the light of increasing recognition that women's participation typically leads to more
SGP Grantee from Nepal won the 2011 Stockholm Convention’s PEN Awards
Last January 2011, the Stockholm Convention Secretariat has launched the Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Elimination Network (PEN) Awards. The Awards will honor outstanding achievements in the environmentally-sound management of PCBs under four thematic areas: inventories of PCBs; maintenance, more
2009 World Environment Day
Bhutan:On 5th June, speeches of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, and Lyonpo Nado Rinchen, Deputy Minister of National Environment Commission were read out in the assembly. In the evening there was a quiz competition organized by the National Environment Commission at Khuruthang Middle Secondary more
Nepal - My family Will Not Have to Die of Hunger
"My family will not have to die of hunger......." The prince turned into a pauper overnight when Man Bahadur Praja's 1.3 hectares of cultivable land in Makawanpur was washed away by landslide and flood in 2002. With his productive land gone, he was compelled to rely on his khoria more
First Four Wheeler Electric Bus Fleet in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 25, 2005. Hon Dr Shankar Sharma, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, inaugurated the first four-wheeler electric bus fleet in Nepal, a project partly funded by the GEF Small Grants Programme. During his speech at the ceremony, Dr Sharma highlighted the importance of more