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International Crisis Group Report

"Nepal’s Maoists: Their Aims, Structure and Strategy" Summary:  Despite the Maoist rebels’ brutality and violence, there can be no resolution of Nepal’s conflict without understanding them, confronting their strengths and tackling their political agenda. Through both force of arms and force of ideas, they have emerged as a formidable political

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Peace Brigades Int’l Looking for Volunteers

In July, PBI Nepal wrapped up a program of Security Workshops (from PBI BEO’s Mainstreaming Protection Program) and follow up field visits from former PBI field team volunteers Jenny Brav (Indonesia) and Andrew Miller (Colombia).   In 2006 we will continue the Mainstreaming Protection Program and begin a permanent presence.

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Prominent Democratic Leader to Speak in NYC Oct. 22

Nepal Speaker Sat Oct 22 STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN NEPAL: ROLES OF, AND CHALLENGES FOR, YOUTHS Interaction with Gagan Thapa Co-Sponsors: Human Rights Working Group, SIPA, Columbia University South Asian Institute, SIPA, Columbia University Gagan Thapa is a former General Secretary of Nepal Student Union, student wing of Nepali Congress

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Human Rights Monitors Needed NOW!

One of our members recently met with a representative of UNDP and was informed that there is an urgent need for human rights monitors in Nepal. RPCV’s would be ideal candidates. They are looking for 6 month – 1 year commitment(preferably 1 year) and are hoping to fill the positions

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Student Leader Gagan Thapa to Speak in DC

Date: Thursday September 29, 2005 Time: 7-9 PM Venue: Washington Hilton, Embassy Row, Address: 2015 Massachusetts Avenue , (2 min walking distance from DuPont Circle Metro Station) a block from PNC Bank. Phone no for the hotel: 202 265 1600. Contact People: Kiran (Ron) Sitoula, 703 615 5144 Girish Pokhrel: 202-468-

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World Bank Director Warns of Aid Reduction to Nepal

KEN OHASHI The aid precipice Unless the government is able to rejuvenate the reform process the World Bank will have to move the Nepal program to the ‘low case’ In 2002, the World Bank agreed to increase the volume of its assistance to Nepal several fold. This decision recognised the

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