Clean and Green Campaign Launched in Nepal

September 3, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - "Clean and Green Nepal," a nationwide garbage separation education campaign was launched in Nepal on September 2. With a sense of civic pride, 1000 participants, including volunteers from 50 colleges in Nepal and four colleges in India, cleaned up Ratna Park in Kathmandu.


Nepal's Political Leaders Stress Need for Consensus

September 2, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal — "Building peace is not a spectator sport," the Vice-President of Nepal explained at the opening of a two-day International Leadership Conference in Kathmandu Sept. 1, 2012.


Religious Youth Service Project in Chitlang, Nepal

June 10, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - Religious Youth Service-Nepal organized a service-learning project June 2-9 in the village of Chitlang to build a library at the secondary school and renovate the community drinking water system. Read the detailed report by P. Venugopal, a participant from Malaysia.


Facing the RYS Challenges in Chitlang, Nepal

June 9, 2012

Chitlang, Nepal - Thirty-six participants and four staff members set out by bus on June 2 from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to the village of Chitlang, where we would spend seven days together serving a school and local community. It was an interesting, valuable, and educational experience; we will never forget how we survived with limited resources, good lectures, and leadership training.


A Decade of Religious Youth Service Builds Bonds Among Nepali Youth

June 9, 2012

Since 2002, Religious Youth Service has been organizing service-learning programs to build understanding, respect and cooperation among youth of Nepal's Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim communities. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2012.


Day of Families Observed in 15 Cities of Nepal

May 15, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - Interactive forums, peace and family educational programs, and distribution of scholarship grants to poor and less privileged students were features of the UN International Day of Families programs throughout Nepal between May 5 and 14. Nationwide, around 1400 people participated in events in 15 cities.


UPF-Nepal Organizes Free Health Clinic

March 11, 2012

Chitwan, Nepal - More than 750 people without access to cardiac care benefited from a free health check-up program in Chitwan on March 11, 2012.


Food and Clothes for Victims of Nepal Conflict

March 8, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - In commemoration of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012, free food and clothes were distributed to elderly women, elderly men and children who are victims of Nepal’s ongoing conflict.


Inaugural Nepal Leadership Conference

February 18, 2012

Chitwan, Nepal - A Nepalese Ambassador for Peace called a conference on Transformational Leadership and Good Governance on Feb. 18, 2012, because he believes that “through UPF’s principles of peace we can overcome the strong barriers that have divided our country."


Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in 3 Cities in Nepal

February 7, 2012

As thousands of Maoist fighters were being released from military cantonments wher they had lived since 2006, religious leaders from eight faith traditions were commemorating the UN’s second annual World Interfaith Harmony Week in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara, Nepal.


Former UN Diplomat Appointed Ambassador for Peace

February 5, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - H.E. Kul Chandra Gautam, former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, was appoointed Ambassador for Peace in Kathmandu on February 5, and called for religious harmony to insure peace and development.


Human Rights Day Observed in Nepal

December 10, 2011

Gorkha, Nepal - In commemoration of International Human Rights Day, December 10, UPF-Nepal invited officials, educators, and community leaders in the Gorkha District to a seminar about developments in Nepal's transition from a monarchy to a constitutional republic.


Religious Youth Service Builds Roof at School in Lumbini, Nepal

December 8, 2011

Lumbini, Nepal - The Universal Peace Federation opened its service project at a primary school in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, on December 1, the same day the government of Nepal launched a campaign to promote tourism and development of its key Buddhist shrines.


TV Show in Nepal Supports Marriage and Family

November 9, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal - In a nationwide broadcast by Himalaya Television, UPF-Nepal hosted an interactive discussion that focused on the importance of marriage and family for lasting peace and social development. The program was filmed at UPF’s Peace Embassy in the capital, Kathmandu, and broadcast on November 9.


In the News: Santosh Shah Named One of 'Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders'

October 17, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal - The Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs magazine, announced their selection of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders” in their latest issue. Their selection lists Santosh Shah, 29, a Nepali and the only Asian. T


Day of Peace Observed in Kathmandu and 8 Other Cities

September 21, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal - “Peace and democracy are inseparable,” Hon. Dhan Raj Gurung, Member of Congress, stated at the commemoration of the International Day of Peace, September 21, at the Peace Embassy in Kathmandu.


E.N. Dhakal: A Call to Good Governance

July 17, 2011

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a quote of an African hero Nelson Mandela. Then how Africa can attain such peace with itself? We need responsible leadership and good governance to accomplish it.


Nepal Leaders Hold Media Workshop

June 2, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal –UPF-Nepal partnered with The Universal Times, a weekly Nepali-language tabloid, to hold a training on June 2 for key leaders and secretariat staff from affiliated peace organizations.


First African Film Festival in Nepal

May 23, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal – The College of Journalism and Mass Communication organized the first-ever African Film Festival in Nepal beginning May 23, running for three days and ending on the African Union's Africa Day program. The Universal Peace Federation of Nepal supported the festival along with the International Association for Women in Radio and Television, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa.


Day of Families Commemorated at a School in Saptari, Nepal

May 16, 2011

Saptari, Nepal - UPF-Nepal organized an International Day of Families celebration at a school in Saptari on May 16. A special feature of the event was awarding scholarships to deserving students.