Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ban hails Nepal's plan to graduate from LDC by 2022

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has appreciated Nepal for its vision to graduate from the status of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) by 2022 to developing countries.
During his meeting with foreign minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire at the United Nations Office at ECOSOC meeting in Geneva today, Ban also praised Nepal’s role in highlighting the concerns and difficulties faced by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in multilateral forums.
He also appreciated the progress made by Nepal toward meeting most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Ghimire, on the occasion, underlined the need for giving due recognition to the special needs and difficulties of the LDCs in implementing the post 2015 development agenda.
According to a press release issued by Nepal’s Permanent Mission to UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva, Ban also pledged UN’s full support to Nepal’s political process.
They also discussed on wider cooperation for the development of Lumbini and the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as its recent trend of decrease might negatively impact the achievement of key goals and objectives outlined in the Istanbul Programme of Action.

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