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Is It Controversial? Federal States in Nepal

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Frankly speaking, I don’t like politics very much. However, being a youth and a responsible citizen of the nation, I listen to political news and discussions to understand the political situation of the country. Unfortunately, Nepal is presently facing severe political instability despite the fact that there should have been political stability in this phase, as we held the second election for drafting our constitution by 22 January 2015. The first constitutional assembly was not...


Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Posted October 29, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...


“Employment in our dreams” Part 2

Posted October 11, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese youths are qualified & hardworking but what we are deprived of is employment. Official records show that around 400,000 job seekers enter the market every year while the government & private sectors generate the employment opportunities for around 100,000 people only while the remaining 300,000 people remain unemployed. Due to unemployment in the country, the productive workforce of the country is choosing abroad as a destination, and leading to “Brain dra...


Dashain – The festival of togetherness

Posted October 8, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...


Story of Basanta Adhikari, a youth advocate in Nepal

Posted September 21, 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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“To fall in a mud is not a disgrace but to stay there is”. I failed many times in my life, but I never thought myself as a failure, more I failed, more I tried to stand up being stronger than before. For me Muhammad Ali is right, he says, “The meaning of life is not simply to exist or to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer”. I always think with same attitude to make myself better person than before and help the people who are in need. What do we...


Condition of Child Marriage in Nepal

Posted July 25, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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A report entitled ‘Ending Child marriage – progress and prospects’ which was released by UNICEF during the ongoing first ever Girl Summit in London, highlighted that Nepal has the ninth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child brides living in the country. Nearly 18% of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age of 15 while about 34 % of women were married or in union after age 15 but before they turned 18 in Nepal, the report...


Me and my Nepal

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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My first post is dedicated to my country Nepal. First of all, I am very glad to get the golden opportunity to be the UNESCO VOY intern. I want to thank the organization for providing me with this great opportunity. I belong to the small beautiful south Asian nation of the globe Nepal, with a wide range of natural & cultural beauty. We have unique cultures & traditions of 123 ethnic groups (census, 2011). Mt. Everest & Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, are our prid...


OneMinutesJr. Your Words Don't Hurt Me

Posted April 16, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Thanks to 15 year old Smitri Ojha from Nepal, we have a resilient OneMinutesJr. this Thursday! If you would like to comment on Your Words Don't Hurt Me, feel free to leave drop a few lines below in the conversation box.


Happy World Water Day!

Posted March 21, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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We wish you a Happy World Water Day full of fresh, clean water! But did you know that safe water is something 768 million people don’t have access to? This OneMinutesJr., "Thirsty Girl" (Roshni Prabin, 15, Nepal, 2014) is a girl's quest for water that goes unrequited. What can I do for World Water Day? Share your videos or thoughts on water in your community with us and tag it as environment. Check out & join in the #wateris instagram pictures on UNICEF's instagram fe...


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