Flag of Nepal

Newsroom

November 24, 2014

Kathmandu (24 November 2014) – While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.

The ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ country report produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports widespread bullying in schools and a lack of protection from discrimination by employers. Other challenges include limited programming to address reproductive health needs of lesbians and the lack of sensitive HIV healthcare for transgender women and gay men who are at higher risk of HIV infection than the general population.

September 3, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced three new programs with up to $70 million in funds that will help communities more quickly recover from natural disasters and other stressors.  The announcement came at a Resilience Summit organized in Kathmandu. 

August 28, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute more than $450,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S. contribution will enable the World Food Programme to purchase approximately 450 metric tons of locally and regionally produced rice, legumes and other important food commodities. 

August 14, 2014

PEER aims to assist local, regional, and national disaster management agencies in organizing and conducting standardized training in medical first response, collapsed structure search and rescue, community action for disaster response (CADRE), and hospital preparedness for emergency (HOPE) following a disaster.

August 14, 2014

The project coordinates long-term earthquake risk reduction planning with the Government of Nepal, schools, and communities to increase earthquake awareness and preparedness.

August 14, 2014

BCIPN supports municipal governments in Nepal to develop and administer building permits and control systems to improve seismic performance of new building constructions.

Pages

Calendar

This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Share This Page