Nepal has been elected to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive board, representing the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018.
- Nepal’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN Durga Prasad Bhattarai has also been elected as vice-president to the bureau of the executive board.
- Nepal recently completed its terms as a member of the UN economic and social council (ECOSOC) for 2013-2015 and as vice-president from Asia-Pacific region at the executive board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS for the year 2015.
- Nepal had contributed to the UNICEF by remaining in the executive board in different times including 1982 to 1985, 1992 to 1995 and 2002 to 2004.
New York Headquartered United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors.
- Establishment – December 11, 1946
- Head – Anthony Lake
- UNICEF International ambassador – Novak Djokovic
- In Sept 2015, Nepal has replaced the Interim Constitution of 2007.
- Nepal has elected its first woman speaker Onsari Gharti Magar in Oct 2015.
- In 2015, Bidhya Devi Bhandari has been elected as the first woman President of Nepal.
- Capital – Kathmandu
- Currency – Nepalese rupee
- PM – Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli