Nepal will lend full-fledged support to enable UN: Yadav

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav said Nepal will lend full-fledged support to make the United Nations a strong and effective global body.

Deputy Prime Minister Yadav, who is in New York to attend the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, made the commitment in a meeting with the President of the 78th United Nations General Assembly Dennis Francis today, according to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN in New York.

Talking about climate change and the problems facing the least developed countries like Nepal and its impact, the DPM expressed views on the importance of sustainable tourism development, international cooperation and multilateralism.

He pledged Nepal’s full support to the priorities put forward by President Francis for peace, prosperity and sustainable development.

Appreciating the significant improvement in Nepal’s health sector, especially maternal and reproductive health, the President pledged the UN’s support to Nepal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Also speaking at a program jointly organized by Nepal along with Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Colombia and the UK in the United Nations, Yadav highlighted Nepal’s progress and challenges in the health sector and said that exchange of trust, goodwill, solidarity and cooperation among the nations was important for the improvement of the health sector.

Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Lok Bahadur Thapa and high-ranking government officials of Nepal were present on the occasion.

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