UN okays $10 mn for new Nepal government

September 10th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has approved $10 million in assistance to Nepal from the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The assistance announced Tuesday is likely for support to Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, promotion of human rights and reintegration of Maoist guerrillas of the People’s Liberation Army with the Nepal Army.

A UN spokesperson said the fund, established two years ago, was meant to help countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and avoid slipping back into bloodshed.

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